Darren Kennedy: Crochet is back, and this time it's not just for the beach
Crochet tends to evoke memories of homemade blankets or clothing/accessories reserved for sun holidays. For spring/summer, the fabric took on a new guiseNew York-based designer Ulla Johnson, who is known for her penchant for hippie-esque textures, paired a ruffled crochet top with a silk pleated skirt and a beaded bag.
Michael Kors indulged in a retro throwback by teaming a fuschia pink and orange ombré crochet dress with a matching bucket hat and fringe suede bag. And at Carolina Herrera, Wes Gordon delved into the 1970s archive, resulting in a clementine-hued crochet romper and cardi which he styled with a chain belt and embroidered tan boots.
It's time to raid your granny's attic - crochet is back.
Moroccan-British fashion model and Vogue cover star Nora Attal is an emerging style maven. The 19-year-old , who has walked for every major design house from Dior to Chanel and Chloé, is also is also a campaign star for Alexander McQueen. At a recent dinner thrown by the London label, Attal wore a floral bodice dress with slashed sleeves and a full-bodied skirt, paired with studded booties and a hard shell clutch — the quintessential McQueen outfit.
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Oscar de la Renta's co-creative directors, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, offered a novel way to work the crochet trend. By teaming a neutral-toned crochet maxi skirt with a silk camisole and a relaxed fit blazer, suddenly the beachy fabric seems appropriate for everywhere.
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