CATHERINE DEANE, designer

Most of our laces are engineered specifically for the dress they are a part of. I like to start with the softest silk tulle as a base and then create airy works of embroidery on top of this inspired by details from the dress design.
Do specific time periods, historical figures, or cultures inspire your use of lace?

I am fascinated by Edwardian and Victorian lace and textiles. I source antique garments in London and Parisian markets for inspiration, and it never ceases to amaze me the level of handcrafted detail in these pieces - some are made entirely by hand.
What trends are you seeing in lace right now, and are there any you’d like to see brought to the forefront?

It’s lovely to see lace being used in many contemporary ways through surprising color injections and unexpected placement.
CANDELA, designer

I am inspired by the sense of history in clothing, so if it doesn't have it I like to create it. We decided to dye and then wash the embroidery on this gown to give it a vintage feel.
Do specific time periods, historical figures, or cultures inspire your use of lace?

I find the Victorian Period in particular very influential. Season after season, I see notes of Victoriana in our collections. It was a very feminine period, extremely delicate but with bold designs.
What trends are you seeing in lace right now, and are there any you’d like to see brought to the forefront?

What interests me most is when you see lace in atypical colors. I love hunter green in lace as much as I love blush or almond. It’s tricky, though, to find a perfect marriage between the shade of color and the design and texture of the lace.
COLLETTE DINNIGAN, designer

I love the contrast that’s created between intricate appliqué, lace, or embroidery on a more relaxed-looking silhouette.
How do you keep embellishments such as lace and embroidery feeling fresh and not old-fashioned?

Lace and appliqué especially are beautiful ways of adding refinement and drama to wedding dresses. I like incorporating them into modern dress shapes to keep the overall look original and of our time.
Do specific time periods, historical figures, or cultures inspire your use of lace?

I find inspiration in fashions from all time periods, though I’m especially drawn to the twentieth century: the 20s, 60s, and 70s.

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