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