Drawn by a mutual appreciation of colour, pattern and embellishment, fashion designer Dawn Green and long-time friend, the embroidery specialist Geraldine Larkin, have collaborated on a range of rich, colourful and painterly coats. Passionate about modern interpretations of this embroidery, their mastery of colour, virtuosity and great technical skill imbues their coats with an esoteric quality.
Geraldine Larkin has taken traditional embroidery techniques and used her architectural background to turn them into contemporary works of art. The hand-embroidered textiles are couture pieces-small scale art installations that elevate hand embroidery to the vanguard of design.
Each piece is custom made and due to the nature of hand embroidery is unique. Every individual stitch and bead is integral to the design; all artworks are originated by Geraldine and Dawn and refined from conception to completion. All the work produced is carefully guided by the pair of designers who firmly believe that excellence and precision is a priority at every stage of the hand crafted process. Green, a former buyer for Paul Smith and Browns before setting up her own boutique Kokoro and Geraldine will present these fluid and intelligent designs at Kokoro during London Craft Week 2018.