Welcome back to our little upcycling corner of the internet! It has been almost a year since we've checked in with you- we took a hiatus to care for family (Covid is a heartless bitch) and to immerse ourselves in learning more about the future of sustainability in fashion (Kim is quite literally studying it at USC). We are back on our resizing game, this time through lacing. Lacing has been used in adjusting fit since the inception of clothing, and as design detail for decades. Some of our favorite moments and earliest memories of it were in the 90s and early 2000s (Aaliyah's ICONIC 'More Than a Woman' video to be exact).
In our next workshop, we will teach you how to use this detail to add (or remove) and inch or two so your favorite pieces won't get abandoned at goodwill just yet, and you create a fit that works for you (there is no room for uncomfortable fits in 2022).
We've collected some of our favorite examples of lacing to inspire you on this redesign adventure, starting with the queen of lacing herself, our favorite, Alabama Blonde.
Charlotte Knowles - Fall 2020
David Koma Resort 2022
Dior Fall 2003
Alexander McQueen Fall 2017
Alexander McQueen Spring 2020
Proenza Schouler Fall 2016
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Fall 2015
Mugler Spring 2018
DKNY Fall 2016
We love this lacing inspo, if you know the source, please reach out!