A few years ago, we had the opportunity to work the the bespoke devision of H&M on an unusual project which would push our embroidery materials further than we had gone beofre. With them we developed these starburst from a combination of goldwork bullion, swarovski crystals, sequins, beads and most excitingly: reflective threads.
When the flash is on, you can really see these catch the light- perfect for an onstage performance.
Each one is built up out of the surface of the fabric for even more impact.
Up close, you get more of a sense of the detail that went into these piece with the pearle purl edging, raised cutwork purls, bugle beads and sequins coming into view. Playing with the textures to add interest however the light fall on them.
Now we have got to see the project brought to its conclusion when they were feautured as part of the outfit for Sweden’s entry to Eurovision Rotterdam 2021: Tusse. Worn as detatched black sleeves to his red velvet suit, the crystal and reflective thread made quite an impression during the performance. image courtesy of @tusseofc
Follow the link to see the full video of Tusse and the sleeves ‘in action’ during the Eurovision Final 2021.