Raffia, hand-knits and crochet have swept the runways for the past few seasons as designers celebrate the art of craftsmanship. These intricate pieces are not only chic but they offer an opportunity to shop more sustainability – ‘slow fashion’ worthy of long-term investment.
If crafty fashion feels like too much of a divergence from your signature tailoring or minimalist approach to accessories, perhaps it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. The benefit of crochet lies in its versatility: pair a crochet clutch with grey suiting, a bucket hat with sporty beach wear or Bottega Veneta’s vibrant wrap-a-round knit bracelet with…just about anything. Maintaining your current style while experimenting is easy.
Crochet bags in particular were spotted everywhere on the SS21 runways. Celebrities, too, including Rihanna and Bella Hadid were quick to embrace the trend; both were spotted in cute crochet hats and mini dresses.
If you’re new to the crochet movement, start off with some basic accessories: the bucket hat from Gucci would pair perfectly with a summer day dress. Or add a little bit of texture to your outfit by accessorizing with Amir Salma’s crochet earrings.
We’ve rounded up 10 crochet buys that you can have fun with this summer…