Crochet has made a comeback. Here's how to wear the trend this summer


Crochet has made a comeback. Here’s how to wear the trend this summer

Your grandma’s knit is cool now

By Shree Vrinda  May 29th, 2020

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:

Textured weave mini dress by Zara, priced at INR 3,990/
Co-ord flares by ASOS, priced at INR 11,00
Geo clutch from Forever 21, priced at INR 1,099.
Cream top by Mango, priced at INR 1,790.
Warehouse x Shrimps trousers in cream by ASOS, priced at INR 3,600.
Metallic playsuit by ASOS, priced at INR 3,000.

Photographs: Instagram