Introducing Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built. As if you needed to spend any more time on Pinterest, we made it super easy to trend spot by partnering up with one of our favorite design influencers and created a Pinterest board collaboration that feels like a sunny-moon away from the cold clutches of winter. Our trend of choice? Mexican Embroidery + South American too!
Learn more about the trend and Brittany Watson Jepsen’s keen eye below.
Tell us about the Mexican embroidery trend and where you first spotted it.
I’ve noticed Mexican embroidery a couple of years ago at a shop here in Copenhagen. I think I was drawn to the color because so much of Danish design is neutral and black. I’ve now started to see the embroidery elements pop up in the most unusual of ways: bathing suits, blankets, pillows. And they aren’t necessarily embroidered, but have the look of embroidery. They might be printed or ironed on. It’s very exciting stuff.
What’s the best way to implement a trend into your wardrobe or home, in particular, the Mexican embroidery trend?
There are a number of embroidered tunics that would be awesome to wear layered or on its own. Put a belt around it so it doesn’t look so costume-y. For home, I’ve seen some beautiful lamp shades that would make a nice accent and of course, throw pillows are the easiest way to work any trend in.
Have you seen this trend in any unexpected places or reinvented in a particularly cool fashion?
The bathing suit was the nicest surprise to find the trend. I wouldn’t mind seeing it on a cell phone cover or something. That would be cool.
How do you use Pinterest to find trends?
I think Pinterest is a great way to organize trends that are circulating around, but Pinterest doesn’t create content, creators do! So if I were to find trends I’d go to original sources like blogs and magazines.