Thursday, June 2, 2011

Neon Laces

So I bet when you think of lace, you think of whites, or pale creams and ivories that give off that sweet and feminine look that you would equate with the uber-delicate fabric. But in the spirit of doing the unexpected, I am kind of into the notion of doing lace in a totally out-there color. Even black could be kinda predictable, which is why I like the idea of these cool neons that It-Brit designer Christopher Kane is doing. They're calling them laser-cut laces because of the intricate detailing they use and in these cool colors they look so unexpected. I like the notion of pairing them with tough, hardened-up accessories like black leather heels with grommets or spikes, a handbag with some cool detailing, and even leopard or zebra prints could work. It's all about the contrast and with these awesome colored laces, any accessory would look cool.

(photos: courtesy of Net-a-Porter)

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