A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
Floral patterns to bring you into the 21st century
JACKET BOOHOO MEN
TURTLENECK MARC JACOBS
TROUSERS RALPH LAUREN
CHELSEA BOOTS SANSIBAR
Embroidery. A strong word in fashion, that either evokes fear or delight. Some see it as an awful application of needlework that has destroyed countless garments and others see it as a way to make the ordinary extraordinary. I am part of the latter camp. The technique of sewing on designs can be found since the dark ages around the world. Various fabrics, yarns and strings have been used to communicate station, stories and craftsmanship. Embroidery, oddly enough has fallen out of men’s fashion these days. We often see embroidery on clothes designated for older women and accessories found in bargain bins.
Shopping with a friend of mine, we spotted some amazing light spring coats that were great for spring. And wouldn’t you just know it that one in particular that featured embroidered flowers. The jacket was a floral embroidered satin raglan bomber jacket by boohoo men. The colour, champagne pink, was intriguing to say the least. I wasn’t quite sure if it would go with my ginger hair. But the satin fabric made it feel luxurious and expensive. All in all, it worked really well together. And when the sun came out (at last!), I decided to take my new jacket for a spin. I paired my jacket with a beige turtleneck by Marc Jacobs, trousers by Ralph Lauren and beige Chelsea boots by Dune. The embroidered jacket was a hit. Everyone wanted to touch the flowers and the soft satin jacket. This jacket was modern, cool update on a classic (dare I say, ancient) technique.