Today brings another addition to our line of Lab projects, designed to push the boundaries of embroidery and the imagination of our team. This projects is from our resident Lab expert and artist Dani, who has become somewhat of a regular when it comes to Halloween projects.
This year, we decided to try the usual gothic trappings in a different season, to see if we could elevate usually dark and broody Halloween designs into full, blooming color for summer, perfect for the annual Halloween in July celebrations.
With this lab project, Dani wanted to make something both dark and colorful, to fit the bright and beautiful Day of the Dead designs of the new Bella Muerte collection.
She took inspiration from flamenco outfits, Mexican folklorico dresses, and tiered evening gowns, combining them all together into her own colorful creation that showcased her favorite embroidery.
The designs represent a more vibrant take on death, often celebrated on the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Flowers and full color are always on display, a different take on our usual associations with more morbid occasions. July seemed like the perfect time to explore a brighter version of popular dark themes we often explore here at Urban Threads.
If you’d like to see more of Dani’s spooky Lab creations, don’t miss the Gothic Loli Dress, and the Corvus Cloak. Also, if you’d like to know more about how this dress was made, you’re in luck! We’ll be doing an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek (available here), where Dani shows us the making of this colorful creation. In the meantime, be sure to grab the new Bella Muerte collection and try your hand at more vibrant version of Halloween!This project is part of The Lab, a UT initiative to experiment, collaborate and innovate to see just what can be done with the art of embroidery. Check out our other projects by searching for the UT Lab tag.