Valentino. Louis Vuitton. Prada. When three of the largest fashion houses in the world showed a trend as distinct, incisive and original as this season's penchant for coloured lace, it was immediately obvious that it would make waves in the fashion world. Combined with the other big trend of Spring/ Summer 2012, natural craftsmanship, and several celebrated exhibitions this spring ('Lost in Lace', at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Grayson Perry's 'The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman' at the British Museum) the artisan approach is having an effect that is impossible to ignore in the worlds of fashion and art.
To achieve the effect celebrated by Valentino et al, I have combined a vintage coup d'oeil shirt with a colour pop of orange lace shorts. Paired with my trusty Chelsea Boots and sad Chanel-esque ASOS bag (I really, really need to find a replacement. Look forward to a future shopping list of possibilities) this outfit saw me skipping around town, through the puddles, running countless errands. A gentle take on a megalithic Spring/ Summer trend.
Shirt: The Cow Vintage Warehouse
Blazer: H&M (in the sale for £7, yessss!)
Boots: River Island
Bag: Horrible ASOS one that I'm going to change ASAP (when I have enough money)