Crisscross lacing is among the hottest spring/ summer 2015 fashion trends, appearing not only on footwear options for creating dazzling lace-up designs, but also acting as the primary accent for a range of clothing pieces presented by fashion giants. Inspired from the common sneaker styles, lacing acts as an amazing detail for adding extravaganza and seductiveness to stylish corsets, flowing blouses, dresses and even knitted sweaters. Some of them carry distinctive ‘70s style inspirations, while others stand out with the dramatic and edgy looks they manage to create. Check out some of the coolest designs with crisscross lacing and learn how to wear clothing with lace-up details in the new fashion season!
Oversized and Bold Lace-Up Designs
While in the majority of cases lace-up details act as small accents for complementing unique fashion designs, others come in more attention-grabbing forms being the primary thing you notice in a piece of clothing. Thus, in case of Gucci lace-up details come oversized for a bolder effect, looking especially cool in combination with the Seventies denim pieces. Used in the color of white, these details perfectly complement the denim dress and the denim jacket, holding together the slashes on the back sides of the jacket and the deep V neck of the dress. The same big lace-up details have also been combined with more sophisticated clothing pieces, like the Crimson lace dress, the white lace top and the bottle green leather dress. Here, they come in the same colors as the pieces, perfectly blending in with the background.
Sensual and Unique Lacing
Riccardo Tisci’s spring 2015 collection was memorable and jaw-dropping and lovely lacing details used surely contributed to the uniqueness of the designs presented. They look more sensual and feminine here, embellishing the deep V-necks and the unexpected slits on the midriff of the dresses and tops. Especially romantic is the airy white see-through top with the lacing combined with the tiny eyelets. We also love the corset-esque look lacing creates appearing on the front part of the white and black tops. Lacing was also the key detail for the footwear options, which added so much drama and edginess to those leather boots.
Baroque and Provence Influences
Some designers used lace-up details for creating specific baroque and Provence styles in their collections for a bigger impact. Thus, Dolce & Gabbana turned to tiny lacing for decorating the baroque style corset in the timeless black color, which looked so spectacular in combination with the black stockings and the vintage black bra. On the other hand, Provence was the main theme of the white floaty dress of Louis Vuitton, which was skillfully embellished with black-and-white crisscross lacing. These are two totally contrasting and different looks, which praise the beauty of lace-up details equally well.
Corset-esque and Seventies Lacing
Corset-esque lacing can also look unique in combination with more elegant and stricter clothing pieces with subtle masculine influences. This is what we learn from the pinstriped white blazer decorated with front lace-up detailing spotted at Jean Paul Gaultier’s very last ready-to-wear fashion show. It looks powerful and creative and is a good piece to elevate your casual looks or tone down your office outfits. And if you are looking for ways of wearing the season’s biggest trend – Seventies, you can make it more creative spicing things up with lacing details, like we see it in case of this Costume National dark brown suede ensemble.
The Totally Distinctive Form of Lacing
Tighter and smaller forms of lacing or whip-stitching can take a simple white top to a whole new level. This 3.1. Phillip Lim top is a statement piece not only thanks to the creative fusion of different textures in a single design, but also the most unique way of holding those two together. And if you are more into simplistic, yet powerful pieces, than this white knitted oversized sweater with a big side slit and catchy lace-up detailing is the go-to piece for building up both casual and more feminine looks. Victoria Beckham definitely knows how to make a statement using minimalist designs and details!
These are just some very cool ways of wearing the season’s hit trend, however, you can be sure to see more creative designs with crisscross lacing both from high-street retailers and more luxury brands.
Photos courtesy of Vogue, Stylebistro
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