Embroidery

Elegant Embroidered Portraits Transform Ordinary Clothing into Wearable Art

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar focuses her embroideries on faces. The UK-based textile designer incorporates minimalist, large-scale portraits onto clothing, reminiscent in drawing style to Matisse.

Though these hand-crafted stitches could easily serve as wall hangings, Sofia tells La Femme Collective that it’s important her creations are functional:

I need my work to be useful somehow; I like it better that way. That’s one of the reasons I went into fashion. I love it if my work can be worn, can be interacted with. I want my work to be involved in others people’s lives. I would love to have made someone’s favorite sweater.

If you’re itching for one of these pieces, check out Sofia’s online shop.

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidery

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidered portraits

Sofia Salazar embroidery