EM­PER­ORS’ CLOTHES

Bid good­bye to min­i­mal­ism and em­brace op­u­lent em­broi­dery fit for a king

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

The SS17 run­ways were a homage to the finest artistry in hand-em­broi­dery tech­niques. Alexan­der Mcqueen showed cropped capes and a tai­lored take on the sher­wani, both em­broi­dered with shim­mer­ing metal­lic threads, in a col­lec­tion in­spired by the Bri­tish Raj. Burberry, mean­while, showed a line in­spired by Vir­ginia Woolf ’s fem­i­nist clas­sic Or­lando— there were Tu­dor ruffs, jacquard tex­tiles and op­u­lent em­broi­dered cav­alry jack­ets. It’s not just on the evening­wear, how­ever, that we are see­ing such sump­tu­ous em­broi­dery; day­wear from brands such as Ports 1961 and Les Hommes are ev­i­dence that bro­cade looks fab­u­lous any­time, any­where.

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