Crochet Is This Summer’s ‘It’ Knit.
The ‘70s staple is back and ready to take over your summer. A favoured decade spotted on many of the season’s runways, crochet really is this summer’s ‘it’ knit. Unique, made for layering, and evoking a beautiful freestyle spirit, it’s a versatile trend that offers the ideal blend of now and nostalgia.
While there are plenty of neutral options, it’s the perfect style to have fun with - and excellent for embracing or adding colour. Adding structure, texture and a sense of playfulness, it may be a trend but it’s one worth investing in.
From tops and tanks to pullovers and dresses, hero pieces from Wynn Hamlyn and just-landed designer Albus Lumen make it easier than ever to incorporate into your wardrobe.
As a handmade finish and technique, crochet is a visual reflection of the steady shift towards greater sustainability in fashion.
Throw in several lockdowns and it’s also proven to be a popular hobby, with plenty of enthusiasts learning (or rediscovering) a passion for the craft and creating crochet clothing themselves.
Don’t quite have the skills? Our favourite sustainable designers have come to the rescue.
Albus Lumen’s gorgeous crochet knit cardis are made in Australia from 100% cotton, while Wynn Hamlyn’s 100% cotton pieces are made in Indonesia. The brand’s signature celebration of the ‘work of the hand’ reimagines arts and crafts as thoughtful detailing.
Investing in high quality crochet pieces means they’ll definitely last for the next trend cycle too.
The trick is to treat the crochet pieces as the hero of the outfit. Pairing with denim or classic block colours instantly creates a stylish look that can be casual or refined.
Wynn Hamlyn’s powder blue statement top is perfect for layering over your basics and adding interest to any outfit, while the Macrame Mini is a great way to nod to the trend without going overboard. The Albus Lumen Crochet Cardis come in a range of colours, with a flattering neckline that means they can just as easily be worn alone, as open over a top or tank.
And of course, throw your crochet over anything summer-y for a chic beach ensemble - just finish with your favourite sandals and SPF.
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