Lace has been presented on the runways for a few seasons now, but as per recent trends are the classic Victorian lady-like image has been fading out, designers opt to take it as garment rather than an added detail of a garment. The recent shows had an ultimate balance of lace which is meant to be romantic but not over-girly; sensual but not over-suggestive, like making it the only layer. Sensual and Sexual
Some of the looks from Spring/Summer 2011 RTW and Resort runway shows as how the designers (namely Oscar de la Renta, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Erdem Moralioglu) styled their models in sheer lace.
Oscar de la Renta Dolce & Gabbana Erdem
(Resort 2011) (S/S 2011 RTW) (S/S 2011 RTW)
This style isn't limited to the runways, celebrities are admiring daring to adapt this exposed trend. Have a look at some of the celebrities.
Lady Gaga Paris Hilton Leighton
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez or Proenza Schouler boys had some practical answers to sheers and lace with their loose tank dresses made from guipure lace in hot, sulfur colors and flat sandal-boot hybrids.
Proenza Schouler Spring/summer 2011
Eun Jeong’s white collection, consisting of transparent lace tops for S/S 2011
Knits: Mark Fast for his first independent collection has utilized his expertise of knitwear and has spin the yarn into the tightest, most body-con shapes imaginable. Here are some sensual and sexual peices from his collection.
Lingerie as outwear’ this concept has been followed by many designers at spring 2010 show. I think in coming days there will no such thing called inner wear. The designers seem to be stretching their minds to every possible limit. During spring 2010 there were many designers who made lingerie as outwear.
fendi (left) Christian Dior Cushnie et Ochs
Yves Saint Laurent,Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander Wang
Dangerously low-cut necklines providing that sexual appeal were popular in spring summer 2011 show
Alber Elbaz for Lavin Spring/Summer 2011
Sexy slits and very low necklines from Haider Ackermann
The gowns in electric blue, red, emerald, yellow, or black, plunged to the navel in front and audaciously had the curving slits at the pelvis, tuxedo lapels to a narrow skirt, leaving the entire back bare left the crowd exhilarated.