McQueen spring/summer 2012 collection in Paris last week
Maurizio Anzarri embroidery via Yellowtrace
While we’re not ones to flounce around in lacy creations ourselves, the “shockingly beautiful” images from Sarah Burton's Alexander McQueen show in Paris last week have definitely caught our attention. For a dose of edgy, contemporary lace creations closer to home it’s well worth checking out the Powerhouse Museum’s current Love Lace exhibition. On our visit we particularly loved the jewellery by Canandian artist, Anna Lindsay MacDonald, Waltraud Janzen’s Tree and Shona Wilson’s Heirloom, made from a collection of natural, found materials. If the meticulous patience of this kind of modern-take on a traditional craft is up your street, take a look at the wonderful world of subversive embroidery, curated by the ever-brilliant Yellowtrace blog.