Trend to Watch: Integrated Lace 01 Integrated Lace Bruno Spring Summer 2011

Today we have a guest post from denim specialist trend forecasters who are predicting that romantic summer lace looks translate into denim for a look of urban romance.

Lace has already been seen in directional collections in various streetwise permutations, such as fluoro, modern folk, paneled or tapestry stripes, and it is high time the lace look translated across to denim. The antique associations of lace and lace looks clash with the informal, relaxed qualities of denim to add a touch of vintage femme. Lace or lace effects are overlayed, underlayed, appliquéd or merged onto jeans, shorts, jackets and over-shirts, creating a feminine grunge aesthetic.

Crochet laces update the ubiquitous denim cut off, intermixed with either a single cotton crochet panel or needle lace pockets. Used white-on-white tonally or on light blue denim, the lace look has a romantic 70’s summer feel. Conversely, fluoro lace patches are integrated into the weave of light summerweight chambrays and placed to mimic a patch pocket on a denim shirt. Monochrome lace is overprinted onto a neutral denim skinny complete with crease effects around the waistband, pockets and belt loops for added interest. Pale denim is given a bridal baroque air using white lace bonded to the denim as well as lace swirls and holes woven into the denim.

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Trend to Watch: Integrated Lace 02 Integrated Lace left: Vanessa Bruno, Dolce & Gabbana, LTB; Spring Summer 2012
Trend to Watch: Integrated Lace 03 Integrated Lace left: Moto, Siwy; Spring Summer 2012
Trend to Watch: Integrated Lace 04 Integrated Lace from left: Ermanno Scervino Spring Summer 2012, The Cobra Snake
Bottom: Ermanno Scervino Spring Summer 2012


  1. Great to see lace translate into denim as a fresh take! Thank you @denimology:disqus

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