I was tipped by M.T. on this incredible lace dress by IMPASSE DE LA DeFENSE by designer Karim Bonnet on Shop Curious. When I find a design like this I always look up all the designers other works I can find. And I loved what I found! All Bonnet´s works are beautiful and artistic designs full of DIY potential and inspiration. Keep a lookout for this guy as I think we´re going to be seeing more of him in the future.

Cream crocheted lace dress. Can be made from thrifted table cloths.

Crocheted lace collar. Quite an original design that features a long collar which can be worn around the neck, or over the head, like a crocheted hoodie.

Artist's jacket:

Hand painted swishy skirt dress:

IMPASSE DE LA DeFENSE Fall 2009 and Fall 2008 collections:

Outi Les Pyy

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  1. So glad that you've picked up on Karim Bonnet's work - he's amazingly talented and deserves to be noticed! For those who are interested, there's more info about Karim and his work for Impasse de la Defense on

  2. I did my internship at Impasse de la Defense.
    It was summer 2004. I had lots of fun at the studio.
    Good times. :)