#11 the innocent


Pop, blop, wiiiizzz!


In the 1960s, humankind embarks on a conquest of space and takes its first steps on the moon. In the new space age, plastic and metal materials revolutionize everyday life and spread to fashion and the visual arts. A resolutely futuristic youth movement rejects all connotations of the past and imposes a new vision of the world. The consumer society relayed by television promotes mass culture and the omnipresent image marks the emergence of Pop Art.
Andy Warhol calls his studio The Factory and silkscreens his works from magazine clippings and multi-colored serial portraits; Jacques Villeglé recomposes the posters and advertising slogans of the Paris metro; Roy Lichtenstein takes up the graphic style and onomatopoeia of comic strips.
From Swinging London to Saint-Germain-des-Près, fashion is also becoming more popular and designers launch ready-to-wear lines. From Courrèges and Mary Quant to Cardin and Rudi Gernreich, an emerging generation of stylists comes up with new, ultra-short, tight-fitting, trapezoidal silhouettes that highlight the filiform look of models and stars. Twiggy, Jean Seberg and Eddie Sedgwick, figures of a new androgynous femininity, wear marinières, graphic and masculine striped sweaters that become a new symbol of French chic. To stay current, the lacemaking industry adds to its collections a whole range of optical and colored motifs: polka dots, diamonds, checks, stripes.
Andy Warhol plays with the iconic value of everyday consumer goods by hoisting them to the level of art, such as the Campbell Soup can, while milking the power of celebrity images by reproducing them serially via screen printing. The artist declares “I want to be a machine” and reflects the inspiration of comics.

#Dentelles Tradition Boot


When Lucien Boot, an Englishmanfrom Nottingham – the city that saw the birth of the Leavers loom –created Dentelles Tradition Boot after World War I, could he have ever suspectedthat his company would become a model of the art of lace? Within the factory walls, onestill sees the use of 15-point looms to achieve the finest possible weaving.

The collection of now-historicalmotifs is, in our time, unique. As in the past, they are akin toValenciennes, Cluny, and Alençon bands – thesefamous motifs inspired by the hand-crafted and perfected by machine. The nobility of cotton istranslated across a range of matte whites ranging from pure white to greige andecru.

On these narrow strips areinfinite, intricate variations of patterns. Fringed, ruched or simply affixed,they wait to adorn a nightgown or a child’s outfit, to highlight a chic collar,encircle a wrist or border an elegant umbrella. No need for anything to elevate Leavers lace, which stands on its own remarkably: the manufacturer has thus found the secret tomaking lace eternal.

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# madeinCalais
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