The Fash pack are adding a contemporary spin to the traditional qualities associated with lace. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen flirts with lace-like patterns whilst exploring new ways that ooze visual appeal as in her lace jacquard dress. For SS12, Topshop back lace dresses with saccharin shells and Valentino blurs the boundaries between underwear and outerwear in his cute lace shorts. But fashion is not the only genre giddy about lace.
The love affair has impacted the jewellery world too with designers across the globe exploring the delicate wonders of the fabric. Akong’s mixed media approach to jewellery is perfectly suited to mix in handmade lace with beads and crystal. Monica Vinader’s lace collection references her heritage and the idea of sentiment is stirred in the delicate lace patterns inspired by her Spanish grandmother’s mantillas. Laurent Gandini and Vanessa Tugendhaft use delicate cut-outs to communicate the effect of lace and immortalise the patterns in metal and stone whilst YSL embosses lace onto bold metal cuffs capturing the texture and pattern associated with the ancient craft.
1.Gold Lace stole necklace by Akong at Kabiri
2.Lace cocktail earrings by Monica Vinader
3.Lace necklace by Vanessa Tugendhaft at Kabiri
4.YSL gold plated lace effect cuff at Net-a-Porter
5.Serrinissima silver lace earrings by Laurent Gandini at Net-a-Porter