News: Embroiderer of Dreams

Beginning to prepare embroidery.

Beginning to prepare embroidery.

A masterpiece being painstakingly created

A masterpiece being painstakingly created

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the movement and the colours of nature, Raf Simons put flower-women on the runway, their bodies sometimes embroidered with buds, petals,and bright, coloured

Embroidery is one of the most beautiful of the worker’s creations – and one of the most difficult to carry off elegantly“, according to Christian Dior, in 1954, as he sang the praises of embroidered motifs on his dresses, jackets and coats. It’s a taste that’s shared today by Raf Simons, the house’s creative director. This past Monday, for his second Dior haute couture show, the designer showed flower-women sprouting buds of coloured thread and bouquets of beads and sequins. There was the bustier embroidered with multi colored flowers; the long dress sliced with a ripple of pink organza fluttering with fabric corollas and petals; the incandescent balloon dress on which there bloomed a garden of threads, sequins and beads; not forgetting the coat whose inside, embroidered with pink and white flowers with black and green stems, opened over a bodice resplendant with the same motifs. Exceptional work such as this requires a very special know-how like that of the house of Vermont, acquired last July by Christian Dior Couture.

 

The finished product on the runway



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