Thursday, September 8, 2016

Trend: Embroidery


photo i took at top shop last week...combines two trends: pins and embroidery... plus last years collar clip trend. 
For real...I can barely keep up with all these trends. I don't know how we didn't have anything exciting for a while (since the big sleeves) and then all of a sudden everything's changing. So while I'm walking down 5th ave, literally every store from Gucci to Zara has embroidery in the windows. Double points for an embroidered bomber jacket. These are all in the main windows, their signature pieces.

on second thought i should have just went inside to take the photo. Free People. 
Dark fashion trades styles with mainstream fashion all the time, but I wonder with the last few years' trend toward folksy 70s fashion, if that'll change dark fashion. I love embroidery on its own...I'd like to try it as a craft. It's lovely, but I don't really see it fitting in with today's dark fashion, at least not in a few years, when we get a new folksy goth. It might happen--in my witch festival post, my favorite outfit at the festival was someone wearing a really folksy-looking skirt.


Trend: Embroidery


Dark fashion tips for incorporating embroidery:
Strega/mori fashions would work well
As would medieval/Renn looks
If you have unnatural haircolor, the vivid colors in embroidery would balance.
Lol don't make this look sexy. You're appropriating folk, which is conservative no matter where
Have those flower crowns lying around from last year? Now's the time to wear 'em. 


What do you think of this trend? What does Babcia think of this trend?

14 comments:

  1. Love that embroidered skirt from Oasis! I'm going to try it on this weekend.

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  2. Oh, yes, I love embroidery, especially those embroidered bomber jackets^^

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    1. Those bombers are everywhere!!! I'd totally get one if I didn't already own one (though mine is embroidery-free)

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  3. Love this! I'm really into those hand embroidered dresses from Mexico, too, I'd love to own one.

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    1. I thought Polish when I first saw this trend, lol. But Mexican looks the same too. Actually all folk embroidery looks the same after googling! Wonder why...

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  4. I come from a country where my grandma literally wore what the model in the last picture is wearing (Google-image 'slovensky kroj' for less cringeworthy pics if you're interested) so embroidery will always have an old-lady-in-a-remote-village vibe for me.
    As for folk being conservative, those pleated skirts were made to lift to a right angle from the waist during folk dances :)

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  5. I love the folk look of embroidery and am hoping it will trickle down to brands I can afford! I long for a Swedish embroidered jacket!

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    1. I'm sure it'll be everywhere soon enough. If not at the cheaper stores, then on the sale tracks

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  6. I am very drawn to those black skirts with the floral embroidery on them.....maybe it's the Polish in me.

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    1. Haha I'm getting in touch with my Slavness too

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  7. Oh no, I am from Czech republic and this is so traditional here... I hate it, actually, for me it's connected with patriotism, my grandma's opinions, bad music, fatty food... :D No, I would never wear anything like this.
    (do u have a tumblr too?)

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  8. I love to watch it on other people, but don't think it'll go with my style. Anything with embroidery reminds me of grandma-chic, so no thanks. I love when people can pull this off though :)

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