With lace still very much in fashion, we couldn’t resist the fascinating world of Arnaldo Caprai lace.We selected 3 types of lace and created 3 different summer covers for our clutches combining a silk base to the lace. The history behind each piece will make you understand how much creativity and handy work there is in this product and why we consider this the ultimate luxury. The slow process and care that goes in the making of each cover, doesn’t allow for many pieces to be produced, if you buy one of our clutches, you will be buying something unique, precious and timeless.
Sati Bibò Spritz cover with Arnaldo Caprai lace Miranda.
We love the combination of the green silk with the sparkling aspect of the lurex thread combined with the delicate colour of the cotton that gives life to this contemporary effect. Miranda is the name of this lace, a Latin word which means ” wonderful, to admire”. This lace is a masterpiece fully designed by Arnaldo Caprai’s Styling Office that has the ability to mesmerize those who look at it. Its wow factor attracts even the normally uninterested glances and leads them into a new fantastic dimension.
Sati Bibò Audrey cover with Arnaldo Caprai lace Milano.
We love the combination of brown silk with the Milano lace which is a bobbin lace worked in separate pieces, the decorative motives of which is often represented by a sort of sinuous ribbon braided with the bobbins with cloth stitch. If the ribbon is simply folded and sewn along the border of the design and connected with needle-made elements, we obtain the so-called renaissance stitch.
The ornamental motives outlined by the ribbon are the same that, in the Seventeenth century , we find represented in every field of the decorative arts, from textiles, to metalwork, sculpture, ceramics and so on. Overtime the ribbon in the capable hands of the lace makers changed, became wider, thinner and more pointed.
Sati Bibò Sophia cover with Arnaldo Caprai lace Duchesse.
We love the combination of the blue silk with Duchesse lace which is a Belgian lace initially made mostly in Bruges, a city that became specialized in this kind of lace around the middle of the Nineteenth century. It was named “Duchesse” after Marie Henriette, duchess of Brabant, who married the soon-to-be king of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1853. It is characterized by a rather intricate ornamentation, composed by leaves made with very delicate cloth stitch, outlined by regular ribbing. The complexity of this lace makes it a very expensive product. If the motives and the meshes of most of the bobbin laces were almost perfectly reproduced with the introduction of mechanical looms, the machine-made braided bars of Duchesse lace were certainly in a position to compete with hand-made products.