Monday, August 18, 2008

The Seductive Embrace of Lace

Lace is the latest craze in fashion and the quiet town of St. Gallen,

Switzerland, about an hour east of Zurich, is where Prada has revived this

style. The Prada design team went to a lace company, Forster Rohner, and

were shown a selection of embroideries. Prada has featured in all of its 42

looks what has become the most photographed collection of the season. "The

New York Times Style Magazine" says lace is the latest craze and is brining

back a look that was popular in the late 1960's.

In the fall fashion shows Proenza Schouler in New York and Givenchy and Alexander

McQueen in Paris have also been revamping the style. The Prada lace would not

be mistaken for anything belonging to your grandmother. They had patterns in

gold, black, orange, and metallic blue. Sometimes the lace was 3-D, with flowers

sewn onto flowers, so the models were both provacative and innocenct at the

same time. Even Victoria's Secret orders 200,000 meters of a particular pattern.

St. Gallen lace is not just the trend of the day, according to creative director

of Akris. Lace may be this seasons revived fabric, but next season the designers

will take another fad and make something old something new again.

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