If you thought lace was a trend confined to fall 2010, then think again… Lace is just as big a trend this season but takes on a more romantic, softer feel in comparison to the darker gothic look of last winter.Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections of Anna Sui, Oscar De La Rente and Vivienne Westwood this is a look that’s definitely here to stay.
Model Chanel Iman worked the ladylike look in lace when she attended the ‘Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala on May 2nd 2011 in this Dolce and Gabbana lace sheath dress.
Chloe Sevigny stops her lace from looking too girly by toughening it up with black accessories, red lips and biker boots.
Does Blake Lively ever get in wrong? Here she is looking gorgeous in another Dolce and Gabbana lace creation. The flirty scalloped hem, the bracelet length blazer and the nude shoe boots all amount to a look that makes her on-screen and off, the talk of the town.
Want to get the celeb lacy look? Check out Tellusfashion the place to find the up and coming designers of the fashion world. Guillermo Leon has some amazing lace dresses and this Ivory and Black Little Lace Dress is a dead ringer for the Oscar De La Rente number.
If your less of a dress lady and more of a skirt kinda girl then this Skye Lace Skirt with its scalloped hem by Daveydarling will be right up your street.
Bernard Chandran really knows the definition of fierce. His AW11 collection would make any woman empowered, confident and glamorous. In the new BFC space on Northumberland Avenue, Malaysian-born designer brought bold and confident pop colours, feathers and directional peplums. Hues of scarlet red, bright orange and fuchsia were shown on miniskirts in luxe fabrics and textures dramatizing the catwalk. Lace-up ankle boots designed by Guiseppe Zanotti colour coordinated the outfit completing the full on, in-your-face colour blocking.
Love the carpet/shrug she’s caring behind her. Fierce.
A plethora of fabrics were used including lace, leather, silk, jersey and velvet reinventing evening wear and creating texturised paneling. Silhouettes were nipped at the waist and structured with black patent leather petal-shaped overhangs that were more avant-garde then red carpet. Feathers floated down in shades of fuchsia and deep black as front rowers glared at each other in awe. My favourite piece was the all-in-one, jumpsuit covered in delicate black feathers and jewels highlighting Bernards Asian tradition and instinctive attention to detail.
With rumours that he’ll be moving to thr main schedule next season and celebrities like Mr Hudson, Diana Vickers and Keisha Buchanan seated front row, Chandran is undoubtedly one to follow.
Images courtesy of Glamour.co.uk