Cool crochet: this summer’s biggest trend

Crochet is one of the biggest trends this spring and summer. Adding to the sixties, bohemian style, this enw modern take on crochet has already been making its way back into our wardrobes. It has been seen at various Spring/Summer 2019 shows from New York to Paris, including Alexander McQueen, Oscar De La Renta, Loewe, Michael Kors and Chloé.

The fresh take on crochet show clear style inspiration from the sixties and seventies, following icons such as Raquel Welsh, Nancy Sinatra and Twiggy. From the simple, white crochet dresses to fun and colourful crochet accessories, there is something for everyone to incorporate into their summer looks.

At Chloé, they took a more neutral approach to the trend. Chloé opted for a white crochet maxi dress with long sleeves, but to add a pop of colour, the model wore a purple bikini beneath. This is a simple look, yet it creates a chic, laid-back look perfect for a luminous day. The look was paired with a small brown cross body bag, showing that less is more for this look.

Model Eliza Kallmann walks on the runway during the Chloé Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 held in Paris, France on September 27, 2018. (Photo by Jonas Gustavsson/Sipa USA)

You can achieve a similar look to this for cheaper as ASOS Design have a white halter-neck crochet midi dress for just £30.

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There is also a simple nude crochet dress from Warehouse for £49.

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Alternatively, if you’re not into a head-to-toe crochet look, you can wear a long sleeve white crochet cotton sweater, like this one from Mango (£39.99). Even a smaller dose of crochet will keep you on trend.

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Alexander McQueen and Oscar De La Renta also included darker colours alongside neutral shades for their crochet looks. Whilst McQueen had a more structured black crochet dress, Oscar De La Renta presented a loose, sleeveless, black crochet maxi dress with a few diagonal white stripes and a dramatic fringe hem. The pop of white brightens the look; if you take inspiration from this look, include white accessories to keep it fresh and bright for summer.

Akiima walks on the runway during the Oscar de la Renta New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Collection Fashion Show in New York, NY on September 11, 2018. ?(Photo by Jonas Gustavsson/Sipa USA)

You can get a black crochet dress with similar fringing on the hem from Zara (£29.99). Pair the dress with white shoes and accessories to be bold.

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It’s not all black and white though, there were colourful looks that graced the runways. For instance, Loewe sent multicoloured crochet accessories that really had a home-made aesthetic down the runway.

Eugenia Mandzhieva walks on the runway during the Loewe Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 held in Paris, France on September 28, 2018. (Photo by Jonas Gustavsson/Sipa USA)

You can get a colourful crochet bag like this from Zara (£22.99).

Photo- Zara

The SS19 fashion shows demonstrated that there are many ways to wear crochet this season, making it easier for us to incorporate the bohemian trend into our everyday wardrobe. Whether you opt for a full crochet look with maxi dresses or if you just want to add a little to spruce up your outfits, you can easily look stylish and on-trend. Crochet is the way to go for your summer looks as it is effortless and perfect for the beach. At Fashion North we know that crochet is definitely going to be our go-to look for summer.What do you think about the crochet trend for this spring? Tweet us and let us know at @Fashion_North.

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