When the art of embroidery is at the core of a label, the textile lover in me takes notice. Designer and founder Ayah Tabari, of Dubai based Mochi, produces each of her collections using traditional textiles from countries that most inspire her. Ancient Suzani motifs from Uzbekistan are embroidered on cotton culottes and ruffled tulip skirts. Vibrantly dyed threaded embroidery and symbolic geometric patterns from Pakistan are applied to tassel skirts, off the shoulder blouses and cropped jackets. And colorful flowers, taken from Spanish mantones, are finely embroidered onto black silk dresses, capes and shorts. I’m just dying to inject some of this rich and bold texture into my everyday!
(Mochi collection available at Moda Operandi)