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.