Liking the lace

Images by Merel Boers

Lace has been back for a while now, I mean lace is all over the place when it comes to design. A great event I visited earlier this year, completely devoted to the latest lace trends and ideas, was the 'Kantlijnen' exhibition in Bruges, Belgium.

More and more young artists and designers are unashamedly using lace in their patterns and themes. They have discovered the true beauty of lace: the richness of its transparency, the fluidity of it silken lines and the delicate interplay between ornamentation and structure. With new techniques and new materials, they have given lace new meaning. Lace once again has its own place in contemporary culture.

I'm expecting to see a lot of new lace-a-likes design soon...

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