Over the last couple of seasons I’ve noticed a lot of old-world crafts and handiwork incorporated into fashion. I appreciate that designers are leaning in the direction of clothing which appears to have been touched and delicately cared for by human hands. Do you incorporate any crafts into sewing? Like beading, crochet, or applique? Read on to see some beautiful examples of these techniques…
Above: Applique and Lace. Alexander McQueen used laser cut lace for a black floor length gown, Stella McCartney makes sheer black lace T’s with lace applique, DVF beaded shorts, Alexis Bittar necklace with hands and silk floral applique, Issac Mizrahi floral clutch.
Rivets and Metal: Lanvin metallic skirt, McQueen black riveted ankle boots, Gareth Pugh silver ensemble, Louboutin for Rodarte rose gold spiked heels, Guiseppe Zanotti rose + metallic flats.
Beading + Sequins: After seeing Roberto Cavalli’s latest collection I have a new love for subtle detailing with beads and sequins.
Woven Raffia: Fendi does woven raffia in a blouse and in a color bag, black + white Marni bag, raffia and leather clogs by Chloe, black and white D&G basket weave bag.
Tassels: Mark Fast combines raffia and beads to make striking tassels, Cavalli combined leather and tassels for Western-inspired, worn-in looking pieces.
Images from style.com