Lace is in almost all of my collections and it’s a lovely material to work with. I learned how to work with it from my mother, I wear it often, and my daughters love to wear it too: it’s traditionally feminine yet I love combining it with unexpected fabrics, as in the lace and leather dress from our upcoming Fall collection. A lace dress is a great option for summer weddings and you can give it some edge with metal hardware accessories.
One kind of lace I’m particularly interested in is Guipure lace —- one of the earliest forms of lace which incorporates netting and contains an embossed pattern. Be on the lookout for some beautiful pieces coming soon …
Lace is universally appreciated and can be considered an art form: I have visited a lace museum in Brussels and once read a moving article about a school in Italy I hope to visit one day, La Scuola dei Corsi Merletti. (Click on that link for a lovely video!)