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December 14, 2015

Passion for Passementerie: Adornments, Decoration and Colour

In Visuology Issue 3, we flagged up the growing use of passementerie in fashion and interior design. We thought the run up to Christmas, with its explosion of colourful decorations, would be the perfect time to showcase some of the passementerie that has captured our attention over the past couple of years.

Tropical tranquility via Arts Thread

In 2014, we were impressed by the work of embroidered textile designer Sonia Parekh, who created a tropical themed collection of cushions and tassels for her final project at Nottingham Trent University.

Mascha Rotermund

And we loved Central St Martin’s graduate Mascha Rotermund’s Digital Garden collection – a riot of passementerie petals, and timeless appeal – combining  Edwardian style with 21st century textile technology.

VV Rouleaux rosettes

Over the next few days, we will be looking at more of the passementerie that has caught our eye – starting tomorrow with a visit to VV Rouleaux, the Marylebone based ribbon shop, whose much prized (!) Christmas window has been stopping passers by in their tracks.

VV Rouleaux prizes

VV Rouleaux prize rosettes

VV Rouleaux prize rosette

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