Friday, June 1, 2012

LACE


The most bridal of all laces, Chantilly.  Corbin Gurkin Photography

Lace as we know it evokes images of woven florals and scalloped edges on flounced skirts and collars. Though these time-honored looks will always be with us, lately we’re seeing new spins on the use of lace in bridal wear. Not only are the traditionals like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are showing up. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.
An Edwardian recreation that combines aspects from one of the finest eras with the contemporary bride in mind.
Doilies?  Yup, these crocheted doilies pieced together make a gorgeous fabric for dress up.  Backing it with green sure makes the lace pop!

A mix of Venise and lace apliques.  Stunning . . .

6 comments:

The Fashion Commentator said...

The last two pictures are beautiful. Sophisticated old lace with a contemporary twist. I like the green under the lace, it's a nice contrast. isn't it?
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Nicole said...

This is too gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

The lace with the green peeking through is gorgeous! I could get away with it even though I'm not a Bride, right ;-)

Kerala wedding planners said...

Wow amazing pics!

Lila Moonlight said...

These are really exceptional lace pieces, love them all : )

Sydney Wedding Dress Designer said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Lace is so elegant i am glad to see the revival continues.