Friday, 5 August 2011

trend alert : a passion for lace on Lanvin A/W 2011

taa dah.
i'm back with a post to you all about lace. this trend got its heritage from the minute Catherine Middleton stepped out of the car at West Minister Abbey in a Sarah Burton's exquisite wedding dress. with an imposing train detailed with  intricate appliques with hints of lace which cascaded down the piece. and this is what created the love affair of lace. 

now this affair was endorsed and re-created on the runway to fit the autumn winter trends. in this post i will be showing you how lace trend was incorporated on the Lanvin runway. i have picked out my favourite pieces and explain to you why i like them. 

i found this particular runway the lace detailing was particularly featured on very heavy-lace shifts - although there was the odd exception to the rule with some feminine lace cuts which were carefully applied  in a minimalistic view.

this is by far my favourite lace incorporated look from the runway as it is all entirely lace the way the shoulders have been roached in a waterfall manor it just stunning. finished off with some tribal inspired jewellery and some minimal leather boots and gloves. gorgeous although you wont be seeing me wearing that anytime soon.

next up is this gothic edgy piece. which features a turtle neck if you will incorporated into the dress - long time no see on Lanvin runway. a classic shift dress but with a twist with a single layer of lace to be sleeves and a classic leather belt to cinch in the waist and to sculpt to the wearers figure. a more wearable item out of the runway - i wish i could own .

lastly a certainly over board look to really feature this trend. a full over coat made of lace - lets just wish she doesnt pluck it! as you can tell the lace used in all of the Lanvin runway is circular floral patterns which luckily for us has easily been merged into hughstreet items aka topshop's latest lace crop tops feature this detailing.

Finally to finish off this post i wanted to show you the make-up looks used on the runway and also the hair trend which all the models had. 

the makeup as you can see a quick messy smokey eye with a marl grey and black eyeshadow messily applied in the signature 'box shape' from the outer third of the lid to the crease and finally blended out towards the end of the brows to really open the eye. then the rest of the makeup is minimal to balance the face with suspected a neutral pink lipstick like angel from m.a.c dabbed onto the lips and blotted for a wash of colour.

“We wanted the girls to look like they’d done the makeup themselves. To that end, masacra was applied (and re-applied) to each girl’s lashes, so that they’d look ‘cloggy and clumpy’ the makeup is not at all perfect—it’s all about imperfection.” said the stylist


Redken wool shake 08 Gel slush texturizer was used to roughen the hair to create an intentionally thick hair. this was then messily combed back and all the hair was plaited , but then leaving about a 2 inch tip of unbraided hair. any loose parts were shaken and simply left as the whole idea was imperfection is beauty - and indeed it was beautiful.

“We’ve downplayed very glamorous clothes with a very easy hairstyle. Alber [Elbaz, Lanvin designer] wanted ease and femininity, so we did a very soft, very simple, very girly braid.” says the stylist.

So what do you think of the Lanvin runway? Are you LOVING IT or LEAVING IT let me know in a comment below.

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