Moscow based textile artist Lisa Smirnova creates stunning, multi hued clothing pieces with her signature style of embroidery.
Collaborating with Russian designer, Olya Glagoleva, the two beautifully highlight the stains and wear and tear an article of clothing accumulates over a lifetime.
The finished pieces are both beautiful, and equally interesting. Simultaneously wearable and a one of a kind work of art.
Smirnova used the paint markings on her studio clothes as inspiration for these pieces, noting where the garments are particularly prone to stains or tears, and then painting on these pieces before embrodiering them.
The collaboration with Olya Glagoleva, and the line of clothing created was back in 2016 - but Smirnova is onto new embrodiered works, most recently these lush almost painterly portraits of authors and artists. See more of her work here.