Trend of the week: 3-D stitch details

‘We’re itchin’ for a stitchin’, says Annmarie O’Connor.


The current embroidery redux harkens back to more arabesque adornment – a far cry from the beachy beatnik one normally associates with the season.

Stitched silk patterns inspired by surrealist artist Eileen Agar defined Holly Fulton’s spring/summer 16 offering; while geometric placements found expression on ascetic shirt dresses at Peter Pilotto.

The result? Simply sophisticated ornamentation.


¦ OFF-DUTY: Pair one of Topshop’s floral filigree minis with a crisp tee and box fresh trainers. Done.

¦ USE YOUR ILLUSION: Slim and lengthen the silhouette with placement embroidery as seen on Zara’s tie waist midi skirt.

¦ DOUBLE DUTY: Wear & Other Stories’ embroidered shirt dress buttoned over skinnies, open over a bikini or solo with sliders and sunnies.

¦ SPLURGE: Inspired by the American Southwest, Tory Burch’s artful tulle tunic will instantly upgrade your favourite wardrobe staples.


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