In some ways, the runways of 2020 have felt like one big arts-and-crafts class in the best way possible, particularly where accessories are concerned. (Okay, an arts-and-crafts class led by one ridiculously chic arts-and-crafts teacher.) First, we had the resurgence of the wildly retro mini bag trend—thank you, Jacquemus, Valentino, and various high-street retailers—and then there was an explosion of crochet.
With the return of all things handmade, crochet has made a big comeback this season.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley in a white crochet top
The knitted fabric has suddenly taken the limelight, thanks to Hollywood hotties like Rosie HW, Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and even Deepika Padukone.
Deepika Padukone in a black crochet dress by Mrs. Self Portrait
The hand-knitted goodness was also seen ruling the runways of Giambattista Valli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marni, Kate Spade New York, Fendi, Gabriela Hearst and Jil Sander.
Giambattista Valli’s SS ’20 crochet collection at Paris Fashion Week
Risque as it may be, the fabric is breathable, comfortable, and too darn stylish. The perfect bet for unforgiving weather, if you ask us.
Kate Spade’s SS ’20 collection at New York Fashion Week
If you’re still not fully on board and the thought of crochet still conjures up tragic festival dressing or not-so-well-made bikinis, we don’t blame you. But this season, let go of your preconceived notions and divert your attention to the summery, sophisticated, and FUN crochet pieces that have caught our eye as of late.
Say hello to your new wardrobe must-haves this summer: