LEE PATON

Last nights event at Shoreditch Studios was one of our most exciting to date !  Lee Patons off schedule presentation of  his AW13 collection Haakons Plateau.   Inspired by the centenary of Captain Scotts ill fated expedition to the South Pole, the collection was beautifully tailored with an incredible variety of heritage techniques.  Hand knit, crochet, taxidermy and of course hand embroidery.

Gold work embroidered thurible hand bag

Embroidered Crest Gas Mask

The show itself was a beautiful evening with Hendricks Gin putting on complimentary cocktails whilst we waited for the show to begin then we were treated to a beautiful performance by Patrick Wolf and a string quartet, also with embroidery by H&H, who played as the show began.  Check out our blog for MrXStitch for a sneak peak at the embroidery drafts for the project.   Photos coming soon !

Jumpsuit Crest

Thank you to Callum Watt at Maketh the Man for the beautiful photos !

JAMES LONG

James Long jacket embroidery by Hawthorne & Heaney

For their last (certainly not least) offering for LFW AW12/13 the designers at Hawthorne & Heaney had the pleasure of working with James Long.

One jacket topped with cornely chain stitch and military plate came out mid show giving us a taster of the finale which was a fully embroidered jacket covered in military plate, cloth of gold and solid gold smooth and rough purl.

The effect was incredible and H&H were privileged to work with a designer with the skill to use such ancient, intricate techniques with such a successful, modern application.

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Thank you to GQ for the images !

PPQ AW 12/13

Goldwork embroidered Leopard Print for PPQ

For their first show of the season Hawthorne & Heaney had the pleasure of working with Amy Molyneaux and the design team at PPQ.  Working within one of their oldest specialties they produced antiqued military gold work Ps & Qs for the conceptual leopard print designed for PPQs ‘new, more sophisticated look’.    The embroidery technique beautifully complimented Molyneaux’s inspiration for the collection of ‘the apocalyptic romance of winter’ adding more to the story written by their most recent collection “Black Out”.
Hawthorne & Heaney’s favourites included the gold work embroidered shoes and the Bram Stoker esque hood embellished with antique military gold work and Swarovki rondels.