Popular for hundreds of years and used in everything from dollies to wedding gowns, lace has always had a place in our hearts and wardrobes. Whether lined or completely sheer, hand-stitched or machine made, this intricate fabric is always ideal.
To learn about lace from the pros, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton and her team took a trip to the Shetland Isles to explore the landscape and observe the crofters, who have been making knitted wool lace shawls for hundreds of years. The result? Delicate long lace dresses paired with dark chokers and booties for a touch of attitude painted the runways at the McQueen show.
Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Tadashi Shoji, Jsong Way and Balenciaga also favoured the intricate fabric for dresses, tops and even shoes. However, it’s Lisa N. Hoang and Louis Vuitton’s lace jumpsuits and trousers which made everyone stop and take notice, bringing to view another side to this multifaceted material.
No matter if it’s delicate and sweet, fierce or sheer and sexy, lace is always a show-stopper!
Always an autumn favourite, this season burgundy is taking over! Monochromatic looks in this rich hue look fantastic on all skin types and are the perfect alternative to black or navy.
“. . . just because your perfect colour is a pinky beige, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear deep burgundy,” exclaims Bobbi Brown. While Brown is the cosmetic queen and referring to lipstick, it couldn’t reign any truer for clothes.
Crushing the catwalks at Altuzarra and Brock Collection, this majestic wine colour was front and centre on coats, trousers, shoes and even purses. Details like fur collars, nods to traditional corsetry, cozy knits, luxes suedes and gold accents elevated the glamorous autumnal looks.
Delpozo featured silhouettes inspired by the abstract rounded shapes of sculptor Max Bill’s work in shades of burgundy and other dark hues. Josep Font, Delpozo’s architecturally trained creative director, brought it up a notch with a sleek, matching embellished hood for a truly head-to-toe ensemble.
A Youthful Blush
Use a single product to inject a little youthful glow, like lead artist Tom Pecheux did at Altuzarra. Inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Pecheux put M.A.C.’s ‘Into the Pink Blush’ on triple-duty. Not only did he apply it across the models’ cheekbones, but he also used it over the eyelids and lips for a soft girlish look that pairs well with the season’s trendy darker shades.
Why do we love this trend? Not only is it soft and pretty, but it’s also very unexpected for the cooler months. Plus, rather than touting around a whole makeup bag full of products, you can toss a single compact in your purse, leave it in your desk at work or throw it in your suitcase saving you room and cutting down on clutter!