Fashion Trend Report: Embroidery
The old-fashioned stitching technique is making a stylish comeback—with a long list of celebrities already reinforcing it.
The art of stitching floral patterns into cloth might sound a little dated, but the traditional technique is turning up on countless runways—and famous bodies.
The detailed design can be found in the spring collections of romantic designers including Marchesa (left) and Valentino (above), classic fashion houses such as Balenciaga, and even edgier labels like Givenchy.
In fact, the intricate applique will continue into fall styles, as more and more brands have embraced the couture trend into their latest collections.
If you're still finding it difficult to distinguish from dark, heavy drapes, take a look at these celebrities who demonstrate how the embellishment can be light and fresh for the season:
Try working the antiquated aesthetic into your wardrobe with a subtle garment—for instance, a muted blouse ($79.90) from Zara—or statement pieces such as an ethereal day dress ($148) from Anthropologie and a cropped vest ($69.95) from H&M's conscious collection, made from sustainable fabric.