Embroidery

Lisa Smirnova Transforms Clothing into Art with Abstract Embroidery


Lisa Smirnova

Recent­ly, I fea­tured the embroi­dery of Russ­ian artist Lisa Smirno­va. Her stitched por­trait was mes­mer­iz­ing, uti­liz­ing metic­u­lous stitch­es that recalled an Impres­sion­ist style of paint­ing. For her project Artist At Home, she worked in the same man­ner as part of a col­lab­o­ra­tion with fash­ion brand GO (by Olya Glagol­e­va).

Artist At Home is a “sto­ry about the cre­ative process of an artist which has been told through the lan­guage of tex­tile.” Cash­mere, organ­ic cot­ton, 80s den­im jeans and vin­tage tow­els were used in the gar­ment con­struc­tion, and togeth­er they show­case a painter whose stu­dio and home is a sin­gle place—“Where both home and work cloth­ing mix togeth­er.”

Lisa hand embroi­dered each one-of-a-kind piece, cre­at­ing abstract bursts of col­or on the shoul­ders, backs, and hems of chic-yet-cozy gar­ments. Gor­geous! And a good DIY idea for my tired sweat­shirts…

Lisa Smirnova

Lisa Smirnova

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