Embroidered by Imagination: A Gudrun Sjödén Valentine

Ivy Arch wears Gudrun Sjödén's Li Wei coat

Embellished with embroidered and printed roses, Gudrun Sjödén's Spring 2015 collection is influenced by the colourfulness and craftsmanship of the Far East.
Embroidered and lined with roses: Gudrun Sjödén's Li Wei quilted coat

My favourite piece from Sjödén's Spring collection is the Li Wei coat. The coat is padded and finely quilted with a stitched scallop pattern around the hem and has exquisitely embroidered roses and leaves on the front. Inside it's lined with Xiang print fabric which looks like a spray of roses in full bloom. The coat is just lightly padded but is surprisingly warm and in the cherry red colour is just the thing to brighten any grey day.

Inside the Li Wei coat is lined with Xiang bright rose print

I chose the Sakura button-through kimono dress to wear with it. 'Sakura' means cherry tree and this bright hibiscus pink fabric is printed with sweet cherry blossom flowers.
Sakura kimono dress: Gudrun Sjödén Spring 2015

My final pick was a break from convention as I hardly every wear anything tight around my waist – I chose the kod woven cotton tie belt in mustard as it looked so wonderful on the models in Gudrun Sjödén's catalogue! It wraps around the body and ties a bit like my daughter's karate belt. It feels rather ceremonial to wear and I like the fact that it has no buckles or metal fastenings.

A Gudrun Sjödén valentine

See more of Gudrun Sjödén's exciting Spring Collection 2015 here