From pop art to florals, our pick of embroidered denims.
While the Coachella Festival in California earlier this year threw up several playful denim ensembles flaunting colourful embroidery, more recently we had Amal Clooney visiting her husband on the sets of Suburbicon in LA wearing a pair of Alice+Olivia jeans detailed with autumn leaves and multi-coloured flowers. Embellished denims are here to stay. From retro styles to spirited modern motifs, and from coats and dresses to stoles, here’s our pick of what to take home from this fashion resurrection.
Fit to frame
Roberto Cavalli’s star-embroidered jeans are perfect for casual outings and the outdoors. The Italian-made mid wash skinny jeans—with its red, black and silver star patchwork—balances bright motifs with minimal design. Team it with a pastel or black tee if you’re not keen on a full-blown retro look. Rs 86,250 at DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
Details: 011 46960000
With winter around the corner, keep warm with this embroidered stole from Shingora. The light denim piece is embellished with monochromatic thread embroidery in floral and paisley patterns. Rs 6,995. Details: shingora.net
Pick comfort this season with these minimalist boyfriend jeans from Stella McCartney. Keeping with her eco-friendly mantra, it uses organic cotton, complete with her classic five-pocket detail, low-rise front and rolled cuffs. The simple swan print with floral embroidery makes it an outfit that will survive trend shifts. Rs 42,389. Details: stellamccartney.com
This blue pleated Corfu skirt from Payal Pratap Singh’s Umbar collection is a keeper. The dark denim is complimented with red cross-stitch heart motifs. We suggest you team the skirt with a red blouse and minimal accessories. Rs 6,700 at her store in New Delhi.
Details: 011 24638878
Flaura-inspired motifs seem to be Namrata Joshipura’s preferred choice for the season, as it makes its way into this deep blue folio off-shoulder denim dress. The white-grey embroidery and sequin work on the garment keeps it simple yet quite eye-catching.
Rs 9,500 at D-7 Boutique, Mumbai.
Details: 022 26486627
Keeping with Valentino’s fascination for stars, these Italian-made embellished denim boots from the design house’s Fall 2016 collection are a must-have. With a three-inch block heel, these sequined ankle boots are a playful addition to any ensemble. Rs 80,840 approximately.
All that jazz
Add a dash of pop to your denim with Shahin Mannan’s navy blue button down shirt dress. The bright orange, red and gold thread and cutdana embroidered lips and coca cola bottle motifs give the trend a quirky modern twist. The gold buttons and detailing give the ensemble an elegant finish. Rs 13,800. Customise your orders with a call.
Gucci’s Alessandro Michele weds shearling and embroidery with denim in this light blue bleached Italian-make jacket. The embellishments include the collection’s popular motifs like the bee and tiger. Stone washed and brushed, the fabric has a vintage feel with the appliques individually sewn on to the jacket by hand—a process that takes more than three hours per piece. Rs 2,93,600 approximately at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46471111
Taking a cue from Clooney’s wardrobe, this playful Ryley-bell jeans has the 70s written all over it. Ditch the skinnies for these wide-legged floral embellished pants. Complete the retro chic look with a pastel or white full sleeved blouse and platform heels. Rs 49,890 approximately. Details: aliceandolivia.com
Text: Lavanya Lakshminarayanan