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Kobayashi's Japanese Embroidery is Extremely Detailed

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Mar 20, 2014 • References: maisondesperles and coolhunting
Japanese embroidery is reaching all new heights with needlework artist Môko Kobayashi of Maison des Perles. She makes haute couture embroidery playfully accessible while haute couture moves toward displaying the textural qualities of embellishment through abstraction.

The brand produces broaches, pins and necklaces that are largely representational, while the artist uses classical haute couture embroidery techniques to create playful accessories to enchant.

Each piece is approached with a penetrating attention to detail, where each bead is reminiscent of individual pixels, each bearing equal weight in the entire picture. Each crystal references color on the tube of paint and the medium's liquid magic. The effect is accomplished through the meticulous consideration of the direction of embroidery, the type of beads used, their color and reflective qualities.