The level of detail and craftsmanship of Solstiss laces inspires us to craft gowns that are timeless and that will be cherished by our brides forever.
The most creative lace manufacture in the world.
Because of the endless hours of painstaking labor required to produce a few inches, lace was extremely rare and expensive, and therefore became an important element of the noble’s wardrobe. At one time, it was considered so valuable that it became a form of currency, and lace was part of family wealth inheritance along with jewels, gold and silverware.
In 1665, the French prime minister realized that it was France’s best interest to promote and support lace know how. French lace production became superior in quality, techniques and creativity, then the rest of Europe. The new “Point de France” became famous and favored by all Europeans.
THE HISTORY OF LACE
Regal and romantic, the Raisa gown features Solstiss Lace and is as amorous as it gets. The mock neckline is balanced with a daring open back and finished with a velvet ribbon at the waist.
The idea of replacing handmade lace by machine originated in England. In 1814, another Englishman, John Leavers, improved the process to specifically apply it to lace, thus the machine bearing his name.
Solstiss is the world leader in French lace creation and manufacturing with factories dating back to 1895, it uses only Leavers machines. The Solstiss know- how lies in the traditional and unique craftsmanship of its makers, which are the most highly skilled lace workers in the world. The result is a unique lace appearance, so gorgeous, so feminine, so French.
Wrap yourself in head-to-toe Solstiss lace. From the dramatic sleeves, fully boned corset, off-the-shoulder neckline all finished with a delicate bow. The Hannelore gown will sweep you off your feet.
Here at Watters Designs, we have been incorporating Solstiss laces into our gowns since 2002. Most recently, the Raisa and the Hannelore gowns were crafted in head-to-toe solstiss lace for our Fall 2022 collection.