Haute Dentelle: welcome to the world of delicacy
Alberta Ferretti, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Iris van Herpen, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Schiaparelli, Valentino, Viktor&Rolf, Yiqing Yin, Zuhair Murad. These are only few names that are on the poster of Haute Dentelle exhibition in Calais this summer.
(photo up: Jean Paul Gaultier, Haute Dentelle, ©Robin)
The exhibition is open between Saturday 9 June 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019. www.cite-dentelle.fr
There is no delicate sensation and no fragile material that embraces us more than the amazing lace. There is no better choice for an gorgeous outfit than a dress made out of lace.
Synonymous with delicacy, the apparent fragility of the lace is jus an illusion. First inspired by and then liberated from hand-made lace, mechanical laces have been marrying tradition with innovation for 200 years. The textile is the subject of never-ending design research among lace-makers. In in nite shades, textures, techniques and embroideries, it may be transparent or opaque, with oral or abstract patterns, light or three-dimensional.
This summer, the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, dedicated to hand-made and mechanical lace, presents the “Haute Dentelle” (Designer Lace) exhibition. Therefore, ”Haute Dentelle” offers a unique insight into the contemporary uses by fashion designers of lace woven on Leavers looms.
Photography: courtesy of www.cite-dentelle.fr / ©Robin, ©Shuji Fujii