We love this article by Grace Cook for the FT written back in June this year. Once again an article that encompasses a lot of what SEP stands for.
It’s solitary work that requires a great deal of patience and accuracy. [...]
The skills are worth nurturing. “We are moving closer to a period where uniqueness is increasingly valued and appreciated by consumers,” says Van Noten. Embroidery is the antithesis of mass production; each piece a labour of love, and one of a kind.
Aquazzura’s Osorio agrees. “Embroidery can make something very simple and banal, unique and ravishing. It brings it to life.”``