Formerly the stuff of craft fairs and doilies, crochet is slowly shedding its homespun image and becoming chic. Credit influential fashion houses like Chanel and Issey Miyake for this notable transformation, as their Spring/Summer collections shed new light on this decorative knit.
After their runway debut, we knew it was only a matter of time before our favourite fashion stars elevated crochet from its Cabbage Patch associations and turned it into a top trend. And while we've spun our wearable web around the best woven picks you need to nail this look, we also wanted to be sure to shed light on how the fashion pack is addressing this must-try.
At the aforementioned maison du chic (Chanel, bien sur!), Karl Lagerfeld imbued crochet with a dose of sophistication, weaving it into sweetly belled dresses, flower-embellished cardigans, and even handbags in an innocent palette. The end result was a farm-inspired springtime look with just enough verve to appear coy without being saccharine.
Of course, just because a fabric marches down the runway, even under the guise of the most esteemed designers, doesn't mean it always finds its way into the limelight. As this stylish set has shown us, crochet can be a choice cloth for all occasions.