Lacy doilies, once thought of as a relic of stuffy Victorian interiors, are newly appreciated as artifacts of a pre-feminist past. The mandala-like bits of lace were mostly handmade, and speak of a time when women, with few creative outlets, made beautiful yet anonymous things for the home or to give as gifts. This season, the trend for crochet gives way to a more delicate tatted lace, used for tops, dresses, ponchos and accessories. Pure white or tea-stained beiges emphasize the doily feel.

Isabel Marant, Spring-Summer 2020
Christian Dior, Spring-Summer 2020
Marine Serre, Spring-Summer 2020
Rokh, Spring-Summer 2020
Christian Dior, Spring-Summer 2020
Jonathan Simkhai, Spring-Summer 2020


Crochet, which started edging its way in a year ago, is in full expression on New York runways this week. Crochet, pointelle and other openwork stitcheries are used for midi-dresses, pullovers and bodysuits, bringing texture and interest to basic silhouettes. Deep flounces, scallop edges, and little beads add more post-hippie chic to this crafty technique.

Ulla Johnson Spring Summer 2019
Rodarte Spring Summer 2019
Pyer Moss
Summer 2019 NY
Ulla Johnson Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019
Prabal Gurung
Spring Summer 2019
Carolina Herrera
Spring Summer 2019