Lace is a traditional fabric for wedding gowns. This is where mine and Michelle’s signature is very strong because lace exemplifies our “future vintage” style. We take old school silhouettes and interpret them into modern shapes for the quintessential Henry Roth signature style which Michelle and I love to delve into.
For this reason, we adore using different laces in different ways.
1. Chantilly lace which is light and malleable creates a romantic, feminine bridal look. A quintessential Henry Roth style as seen on Ina/Diana.
2. Lace appliqués from Alencon lace is a technique which has its origins in France. It is corded and is used on gowns to punctuate the fabric styling by giving it gesture and flair in gowns such as Helena, Kalea, Darcy/Inga.
3. All over lace which is lighter and malleable and easy to work with. Have a look at Kara.
4. In styles like Karissa light Alencon lace is delicately beaded with Swarovski crystals to give texture and the glistening effect of the beading gives more lustre to the lace.
Who wears it?
Lace is having a huge trend revival because of the way it is used with shapes in such a creative way. Michelle and I love taking contemporary, gorgeous striking silhouettes and waving a magic wand using lace. This is for brides who want to make a fashion forward statement or look to more classic styles for a twist on 21st century modern princess.
Tomorrow we conclude Fabric 101 with Silk.
In the meantime… Remember to Rock Your Frock!