Crow and Gate Clothing began as the creative outlet of a self described “out of work insomniac with too much time on her hands and a slight vintage obsession.”
Artist Tassie Vicars is a Fashion Institute of Technology graduate who combines vintage styles with often quirky embroidery. Many of her garments are adorned with freehand machine stitches, which as she clarifies, are “meant to produce a delightfully off-kilter result, not straight perfect lines. This technique ensures that each piece will be unique and gives this garment its quirky charm.” I love how she uses the imperfection of the art to bring more character to each piece.
Simple, sweet, and slightly irreverent in its vintage styling, I love the subtle (and not so subtle) use of trompe l’oeil on some of the pieces, and the chic but elegant styling of the slightly imperfect stitches. You can see more of her designs (and even grab a few) on her etsy store.
Gear Threads is brought to you from the offbeat gals at Urban Threads. Created by illustrator Niamh O’Connor, Urban Threads is revolutionizing machine embroidery one edgy, elegant, innovative, and/or offbeat design at a time. Discover the future of digital stitchery at www.urbanthreads.com.
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