HAUTE COUTURE EMBROIDERY
The Epitome of Elegance
“The luxury of haute couture is at your finger tips!”
Haute couture embroidery is recognised as the epitome of elegance, especially in French fashion culture. It is a highly distinguished and respected art form originating from France in the 18th century. This art form can be used in a variety of ways to embellish clothing, from simple chain stitch motifs to the most extravagant three dimensional mixed media appliques.
As an artist it is my goal to execute this technique to a high standard using the finest materials available. Known in France as Crochet de Luneville, haute couture embroidery is an adaptation of the Indian Aari technique and requires patience, skill and a steady hand to execute. It is a difficult skill to learn and teach. It is also a technique that demands respect for the tool of its execution – the tambour hook.
I have been praticing this art form for a few years now and have learned how to master this technique to produce beautiful three dimensional and surface effects using a variety of threads, beads, sequins and materials such as feathers, ribbons and other trims. The design options are endless once you understand what is possible.
Below are some examples of my work where I have used haute couture embroidery to create embellished couture.
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