This jacket appeared in the Autumn/Winter 1991-1992 Collection by French designer Christian Lacroix. The design has modernised the traditional tartan pattern, using embellishments like sequins and rhinestones to emphasise the pattern. The key features are the intricately embellished pockets with beads and sequins applied to follow the pattern of the underlying check. This embellishment was […]

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A framed colifichet embroidery depicting St Aloysius de Gonzaga worked in fine silk floss on a ground of parchment. Colifichet embroideries are a rare type of double-sided embroidery that are stitched meticulously so that each side appears the same. As shown in this example, they were usually specially framed so that both sides of the […]

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