Who said that Lace was only mean for Grandma's Doilies? Lace is popping up as a key fabric in many Spring/Summer 2011 Collections. D&G to Christopher Kane are using this fabric in fun and innovative ways. D&G didn't let the fact that this fabric is typically used in skirts and dresses stop them. D&G's lace tops and palazzo trousers are a refreshing alternative way to take part in the trend.
D&G SS 11
Erderm's Spring/Summer 2011 English Country Garden theme at London's Fashion Week is a great homage to an updated and modern take of the fashions of the 1900's-and anyone who isn't ready to step away from this fabric's typical association with frills and florals.
Erdem SS 11
Christopher Kane's Spring/Summer 2011 collection is the perfect antidote to all the white lace seen in the rest of the Spring/Summer 2011 collections on the catwalks. His Neon pleated lace shifts and skirt suits are definitely channeling granny chic with a modern and refreshing twist.
Christopher Kane SS 11
Need an alternative the the classic LBD? Valentino gives us an uber chic play on the LBD with Long-Sleeves and Leather Trimmings for a Gothic Chic look. This is definitely a look I will adopting this Spring!
Proenza Schouler gives us another alternative to play up the trend: Lace printed Pumps. At New York Fashion Week, the label paired their neon tweed-lace dresses with orange lace-printed pumps.
I will definitely be channeling my inner edgy chic voice in incorporating this trend this Spring/Summer. Don't be afraid to pair this great trend in a pop of neon color or pair it with Edgy accessories such as spiked heels, leather clutch or leather trousers. Gwen Stefani does a great job in toughening up her girly lace with her signature red lips and skinny leather trousers.