Silver moiré skirt and emerald green silk velvet bodice and 12-foot train off Imperial Russian court dress by Charles Frederick Worth, Paris, about 1888. (Trimmed with silk fringe, velvet ruffles, and embroidered with clear glass crystals and silver sequins, foil and strip). Indianapolis Museum of Art no. 2006.3A-C Image: Wikimedia Commons
The topicality of embroidery in fashion design has grown significantly in recent years. We can see it as a craft and high fashion alloy, and perhaps only the minimalists will choose to stay aside ... Bohemians, ethnos, flowers, birds and Yukatan dreams in the colors and ancient craft skills ... Everything is on the catwalk of embroidery & beading. Trends of 2016, 2017 and also a little bit of 2018 take us to the magical world of embroidery. It resembles fascinating origins of embroidery .. and maybe even reminds of the triumphal times of embroidery in 19th and the first half of the 20th century ..
Lesage is a special name in fashion history.
Maison Lesage is an oldest embroidery atelier in Paris. Just like a living museum of luxury. Here, craftsmanship of an old times is meeting fashion’s future through innovative design and a determination to keep a centuries-old technique relevant for today’s designers.
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My name is Edīte Parute and I am a fashion historian and researcher from Latvia, association member at "The Association of Dress Historians" (UK) and author of the book "Stila un modes enciklopēdija"/"Encyclopedia of Style and Fashion" (2010) as well as author of many publications.
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