Ecc-Lace-ic

Updated: May 20


Lace oh lace…….

What are we gonna do without you?


Trends come and go, but lace ain’t going nowhere because even at it’s highest end, few materials require such skill, precision and patience to produce and even fewer still have shaped fashion so considerably over the centuries.

Lace, is a decorative openwork web, first developed in Europe during the sixteenth century. Two distinct types of lace making—needle lace and bobbin lace—began simultaneously.

Needle lace is made with a single needle and thread, while bobbin lace entails the plaiting of many threads. Lace thread was typically made from linen, and later silk or metallic gold threads, followed by cotton in the nineteenth century. Needle and bobbin laces were often named after the region or town where they were made.

Pre-eminent lace making centers were established in Italy, Flanders, and France. The finest lace involved the talents and skills of three distinct specialists: the artist who created the designs on paper, the pattern maker who translated the designs onto parchment, and the lace maker who worked directly on the patterns to make the lace.

Lace thread was typically made from linen, and later silk or metallic gold threads, followed by cotton in the nineteenth century

There is evidence from the late fifteenth century of simple plaited laces used on costume when lace arrived into Zurich from Italy in about 1536. This is consistent with the statement by the author of a bobbin lace pattern book — the Nüw Modelbuch — printed in Zurich in 1561.


Kirsty Williams is wearing an Ecc-Lace-Ic open-back gown with hand-beading detail all through the lace. This complete open back works for some backs but not all. If you have a wider back, you may want to go for the peep-back which makes the back look less wider than it actually is. On the flip side, If you have a less-wider back, you can play both the peep-back and the open back while the padded bustier also allows any bust size to be comfortable and in place.


On the flip side, I am wearing an Ecc-Lace-Ic peep-back gown with hand-beaded detail running through the mid area of the gown both front and back. The sheer element of the lace on both sides gives a great illusion with the intent to elongate the length of your legs. I sure did not need that, however if you do, this gown works the magic. The peep-back is every-back’s friend, whether wider or narrow, it allows any back to show off a little skin without exposing everything while the padded bustier also allows any bust size to be comfortable and in place.


Thanks to this fashion museum for making space to showcase the skill and seduction of this fashionable fabric through Lace in Fashion featuring 50 historic treasures in Lace.

I think we gotta stop here because it is evident that lace brings in so much character to your wardrobe. Don’t sleep on it!

Email us at fashion@lizogumbo.com for further inquiries on this Ecc-Lace-Ic collection.

Yours Fabulously,

Liz Ogumbo-Regisford

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