Lest you think eyelash lace trim is merely a thing for lingerie and Fifty Shades of Grey, today we’re here to show you its sophisticated side, but don’t let the Olivia Palermo makeover trick you, the trend is still anything but innocent. The tastemakers of Paris Fashion Week are enticing lace trim into their Spring/Summer ’17 collections so there is no denying the peekaboo seductive finish will be your customers’ fabric du jour for the transeason. Parisian Wholesale bats her eyelashes, and will teach you the rules of seduction when partaking in the daring trend.
Lanvin Spring/Summer ‘17
Bouchra Jarrar’s debut collection for the 187-year old Parisian fashion house held at the palatial Hôtel de Ville outshone Lanvin’s late headlines of the ugly lawsuit and unceremonious firing of former creative director Alber Elbaz. Taking the theatrics from the press and into the clothes, Jarrar’s streamlined seperates, precise tailoring juxtaposed with fluid draping and sheer lace was a refreshing new direction for the label. Heralded as super-wearable, Lanvin’s eyelash lace trim was modelled by Vogue’s new face Vittoria Ceretti, the Italian answer for Cara Delevingne. We can just see high street giants Topshop and Zara designers sketching their own interpretations now.
Koché Spring/Summer ‘17
Giving London a run for its money, Paris’ knack for urban street-culture is a prevailing counter-movement to elitist Haute Couture. Case in point, Koché. The still-new namesake label of Christelle Kocher, who can boast Chloé, Sonia Rykiel and Bottega Veneta on her resume, turned the trim trend on its head proving eyelash lace is not just sexy, but grungy, too. We will be styling our lace trim slip dress over a Kurt Cobain-esque stripe extra-long sleeve top.
Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer ‘17
The new styling trick of SS17? Wear your lace bralet over everything! Dries Van Noten’s layering technique is next in line to becoming the Kim Kardashian approved corset-over-everything trend of this season.
No matter what your boutique is selling, from dresses, separates or outerwear, just make sure it’s finished with a lace trim. Parisian Wholesale recommends:
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