NYFW says crochet and tricot now!
Rodarte - SS 19 - NYFW
Hand-stitched crochet has invaded the catwalks, and from what we saw during the New York Fashion Week, it is a trend that’s here to stay for the long run.
Crochet is something we’ve gotten used seeing in the summer; multi-coloured dresses and sweaters worn over bikinis at the beach, crochet hats and slouchy bags for the more boho ones and even crochet bikinis for the daring girls. When you were a kid, your grandma probably knitted some of these items that you may have worn while listening to Jane Joplin in your late teen's artsy phase. Little kids in Austria and Germany learn how to knit at school, later on, you would usually find these hand-made items only at crafts fairs, but they have been slowly invading the high-street shops and even the catwalks!
During the last New York Fashion Week, we've seen Ulla Johnson, Self-Portrait, Rodarte, Oscar de la Renta, Mary Katrantzou, among others, presenting outfits with crochet for the next Spring/Summer 2019. The bohemian simplicity of this traditional craft is so endearing to the environmentally-conscious fashion lovers who feel the need to reconnect with nature and who value handcrafts and slow-fashion more than fast-fashion.
Oscar de la Renta and Mary Katrantzou SS 19 - NYFW
This means you should take advantage of the cold days ahead and start knitting right away! It is a nice hobby that you can take up with friends or enjoy by yourself on a cozy couch next to a fireplace; it will keep your hands busy hence unable to waste hours on social media or e-shops, or even more dangerous during fall and winter, nibble on popcorn and chocolate while Netflix-binging! But that’s not all, you will also be preparing your next summer wardrobe.
If you have never learned how to knit or just need help and inspiration to get started, there is a perfect place in central Vienna, Laniato, the Viennese Knitting Café, where you can have a cup of coffee, browse knitting magazines, get all the different crochet hooks and knitting needles, patterns and yarn that you need to begin click-clacking your needles.
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