This season, Irene Luft showed her trademark slinky lace gowns in nude, ivory and black. Floral patterns were embedded in the lace and chiffon flower embellishments attached to shoulders and décolletés on several pieces. Luft is credited with reviving the century-old lace industry in the German town of Plauen, and her consistent use of the motif has lead to greater experiments with cut and detail — tendrils of lace across the backs of short cocktail dresses were particularly pleasing.
Luft is determined to let her lace creations speak for themselves, which means most of the looks will need to be worn over a slip. The long, white transparent dress, for one, would certainly make a wedding congregation blush if shown without a lining.