Embroidery Trends for Collection Spring/Summer 2019

If fashion brands think and discuss about how to embellish their garments for the new season, embroidery is still one of their favourites. It's about big logo statements like in the early 90's on one side, but also about smart and contemporary interpretations of fashion trends into the emroidery world on the other. Here are some ideas, realized with threads from GUNOLD, Germany:

 A nice green color story showing the thread variety within the Gunold collection.

A nice green color story showing the thread variety within the Gunold collection.

Some of the key words this season are Transparency, Shine, Iridescent Effects, Layerings, Fringes and Natural Looks. 

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The sample above shows Gunold's beautiful IRIDESCENT embroider thread METY, embroidered on a transparent plastic. Opalescent and iridescent colours and effects seem to be one of the decoration highlights for summer 19. Gunold's METY range (metallized effect thread) just fits perfectly: 

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 Gunold's iridescent shades from the METY range.

Gunold's iridescent shades from the METY range.

Not only are effect threads used for embroidery and effect seams, also industrial multineedle quliting is a very attractive option. Gunold's COTTY 12, a thick effect thread from 100 % Cotton, for example, is perfect for an effectful and contemporary surface design on light summer down jackets. 

 (Gunold's FILAINE used for multineedle quliting. Design: Nora Kühner for POLYFILL Austria)

(Gunold's FILAINE used for multineedle quliting. Design: Nora Kühner for POLYFILL Austria)

It's the time also for new developments in threads: GUNOLD will use the Munich Fabric Start and Premiere Vision Paris show to launch their latest thread creation: POLY FLASH, a hybrid among the specialty threads: This innovative thread brings a new look to the embroidery and embellishment industry: POLY FLASH combines the properties and look of polyester, viscose and metal in a single thread: it is as strong and resistant as polyester (Gunold’s POLY), but has the silky soft shine of viscose (Gunold’s SULKY) and the shimmering sheen of metallic thread (Gunold’s METY). The look of POLY FLASH is metallically shiny, looks like hammered metal, rather frosted than high-gloss, used, broken in a vintage style.

Gunold's new POLY FLASH
 The new POLY FLASH thread by Gunold

The new POLY FLASH thread by Gunold

Layerings are still strong, however, not only fabrics are layered, also embroideries can show this great effects, just by placing several embroideries on top of each other:

 Embroidery Layering...

Embroidery Layering...

Fringes are back ! Embroidered fringes are an easy and eyecatching way to embellish a garment in any colour and style you want: 

 Created by Irene Körting / Hochschule Reutlingen, using Gunold SULKY

Created by Irene Körting / Hochschule Reutlingen, using Gunold SULKY

 Created by Irene Körting / Hochschule Reutlingen, using Gunold SULKY

Created by Irene Körting / Hochschule Reutlingen, using Gunold SULKY

We also believe in natural stories. Here we tried to even embroider real leafs (found in the botanical gardens) with Gunold's cotton thread COTTY, just to inspire you:

 "unplug" design by  SoGush,  embroidered with Gunold's COTTY 30

"unplug" design by SoGush, embroidered with Gunold's COTTY 30

See these and lots of other embroidery and seam impressions on the Gunold booth, either at Munich Fabric Start (Hall 1, Booth A9) or Premiere Vision Paris (Hall 4, Booth B26) !

Thanks and have a great season, 

Reiner