Trend Alert: Embroidery

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WWD reported that the Fashion’s MAGIC UBM show included a trend that’s right in line with the bohemian styles currently popular: embroidery. Detailing clothing with stitching offers opportunities for trimming, for branding, and for making an otherwise simple piece stand out. At MAGIC, multiple brands showed up with embroidered pieces showing a range of styles. This demonstrated the flexibility of the technique, although, as with all trends, embroidery runs the risk of being overdone.

Midnight Rider brought a popular silhouette, the bomber jacket, whose back was emblazoned with David Bowie’s name. Asilio showed a leather jacket with a collection of embroidered items, including flowers and hearts, on the back and down the sleeves.

Cupcakes and Cashmere put out a denim jacket with a fleece collar and thistle-like flowers embroidered on the sleeves, which despite the revival of 90s styles, still manages to look a little tired. MPID also released a denim jacket with a fluffy collar, which had a tiger, some butterflies, and flowers on the back.

Rails did better, with a loose-fit green shirt featuring geometric embroidery on the shoulders, cuffs, pockets, and collar. JACHS Girlfriend NEW YORK kept a similar style on a faded denim, detailing only one pocket, the cuffs, and the inner collar. And White Crown kept it subtle, scattering a few white flowers over an army green shirt.

MM Vintage went for a retro flair with a long velvet jacket whose back is covered in sampler-style embroidery of flowers and scrolling vines, with twining gold trim at the hems. The look carries a little more of a classic, antique style than it does the bohemian, hinting that even if boho goes, embroidery could stick around for another trend.

More on the boho angle, ONE by LOVE by Diego Binetti had an airy dress with a decidedly hippie-inspired tiered skirt, lightly gathered neckline, folksy embroidery, and tassels, 15 visible just from the front. The label veered away from the typical bohemian look by avoiding the usual pale or cheerful color schemes and opting for red on black, which makes the piece stand out, although the tassels give a little bit of a curtain vibe.

Although sometimes designs following this trend can go overboard, there should be plenty of options with embroidery for the fall season.

I'm a lover of words in all forms, sweatshirts in all conditions, and God in all circumstances. I particularly enjoy working collaboratively on the written word and wearing microfiber robes (preferably at the same time). Most of the time I don't get enough sleep, but I make a valiant effort.

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