Trend: All Crochet Everything
When hearing the word 'crochet,' grandma is one thing that comes to mind, but time and again, crochet has proven to be a material that fashion tends to revisist and reinvent for modern-day appeal.
The process of crocheting involves creating fabric from strands of yarn, thread, or other material using a crochet hook to create a variety of designs. In fashion, crochet was seen most prominently during the Victorian era, heavily incorporated into women's lace dresses, whose designs became more elaborate during the Edwardian era, especially between 1910-1920. After World War II, from the late 40s to early 60s, homecrafting became a popular hobby, and new, more colorful, crochet designs made using thicker threads and yarns were invented. During the late 1960s and early 70s, a new generation was introduced to the art of crocheting, a time that saw a return of the Victorian and Edwardian 'granny' dresses with high necklines, frills, and crochet and lace trims.
Today, it seems that crochet has experienced yet another revival, spotted in many recent 70s inspired runway collections. Notably, both Christopher Kane and House of Holland featured the basic granny square crochet as a major motif in their Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections.
With the hot summer weather already invading, crochet is definitely something we can count on seeing a whole lot of in the months to come.
And of course, here's some crochet inspiration—
Also don't forget to check our these vintage crochet styles from our store to get the look!