The corsetry commissions that raise the biggest reactions for us are the ones with elegant couture details, such as flourishes of flossing and gossamer delicate lace applique clusters. We work with some stunning laces from one of our regular suppliers but a few upcoming commissions are calling for something really intricate and precious, which has brought about a long overdue purchase.
My preference with fine lace is to use it to build texture and deepen colour combinations with flourishes and applique designs rather than covering entire panels. While some lace styles can be used to display their beauty best in large format I think you can create so much interest by subtly highlighting the body with organic fragmented designs. Perhaps fluttering down from the bust, or symmetrical details at the waist.
If you feel the same way then I think you’ll enjoy what arrived on my doorstep yesterday. I have 5 different pieces of Sophie Hallette lace now waiting to be chosen to embellish your couture corset! This French lace company has been releasing the finest lace since 1887 and still uses the original looms, so it’s a perfect heritage accompaniment to a garment we hope you will treasure for years to come.
If you’re looking to create a statement corset with refined, original features that bloom on the body, then I believe we are now better equipped than ever to work with you to make that a reality. You can contact us here.
By the way, I made a short video of unboxing the lace which you may enjoy if you don’t mind squeaking and emoting over fabrics.