Trend that was born in street style and gained status by falling in graces – or better, on the catwalks – of designer brands in recent years, embroidered patches/badges take any of serious and are perfect to compose a casual look with personality.
Riding in the “do it yourself” of the 60’s, handwork gained strength in the fashion of the 70’s. It was there that patchwork embroidery became a symbol of an authentic style full of value and meaning. Adopted by the rockers in the 80’s and by the alternative group of the 90’s, the applique returned to the scene recently in the form of a thermosetting adhesive.
The wave began in late 2015, when UK fashion designers started presenting their collections all crafted with custom embroidered patches for UK travellers. The designers took the catwalk pieces in jeans, bomber jackets and oversized cardigans full of applications with a fun yet romantic proposal, entitled to many flowers and butterflies.
Embroidered patches/badges with personality
In addition to shorts, jackets and jeans, the fun patches also migrated to other parts. With a vintage and military-inspired aesthetic, the brand Mr & Mrs Italy has presented an irreverent proposal in its latest collections that bring, in addition to T-shirts and embroidered jeans, parkas with patches.
Models in earthy tones make contrast with unexpected details in intense colors, making everything more interesting. The fabric applique, in this case, makes a sleeveless parka come to life and work as a cool alternative to trench coat – just add leggings and ankle boots.
Already noble fabrics lose their sobriety in the company of embroidered patches, like the Givenchy cashmere sweater. The designer also invested in cardigans with floral embroidery more vibrant than ever. Bet on overlays with shirts and tailors pants to compose classic looks with a fresh rereading.