Searching for spring? You’ve found it. Embroidered pieces are having a serious moment and this season’s spring dressing is all about Eastern-inspired ornaments and floral appliqués. It was in many ways influenced by Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci, whose fashion shows are always a real floral burst.
You may say that spring trends are predictable as hell and the whole ‘flowers for spring’ thing is little overused. We learnt it from The Devil Wears Prada and that’s when we started to question the allure of wearing florals during the spring/summer seasons. Sure, floral print was not invented yesterday, not even a year ago. But it’s actually okay, and you know why? This season, the fashion industry offers the freshest take on classics by creating unbelievable works of art. So why not invest in flowers that won’t wilt?
Spring-ready embroidered denim is definitely a must-have. Chloe Moretz and Dakota Johnson chose a denim jacket that features stunning embroidered detail.
Above: Chloe Moretz
Above: Dakota Johnson
Kylie Jenner ( below left) went for a matching denim set and tonal embroidery in light blue. Two different approaches, equally fantastic results. If truth be told, embroidery just automatically turns your favourite jean style into a statement piece, and that’s exactly what your basic tee and sneakers have been waiting for.
Master the embroidery trend by wearing it on leather and satin pieces. Favoured by Karlie Kloss, Rihanna and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, embroidery on leather provides a girlish touch and makes it extra cool. Think a classic leather biker jacket with red flowers to the shoulders. Dramatic and delicious! That’s the freshest take on classics, which makes it a perfect spring antidote to the ubiquitous biker jacket seen on pretty much everyone every year. Or, the cutest leather mini skirt – these are big business for this season – embroidery just adds a wow factor to it. Who could ask for more?
This season’s fashion shows were all about a ‘Go big or go home’ attitude, as designers offered up the sensational tulle dresses. Layers of tulle, all over embroideries and dripping embellishments have rounded up on shows by Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Valentino. The dresses laden with attention-grabbing details are loved by Emily Blunt, Blake Lively and Emma Stone. The most dramatic full-length skirts are perfect for red carpets and just looking at them is a constant source of inspiration. But what about real life?
Think shorter versions of these dreamy gowns. Choose a figure-flattering number with attention-grabbing embroidered details. Or go for dark romance in a dress made of sheer fabrics overlaid with shiny appliqués. This could be a wonderful option for the evening. Wearing an embroidered day dress is quite dangerous, unless it’s very simple.
The point is that embroidery is the new print. It’s one of the trends to see through this spring/summer season. And if you’ve ever questioned the Eastern-inspired floral embroideries or the attention-grabbing flowers on your clothes, spring is the perfect time to wear them.