Romantic, soft, fresh and bohemian. These characteristics belong to this fashionable summer fabric, the crochet. It began shyly last year, precisely during summer time, but it is now when the great designers have rescued the ‘ fabric of the grandmother ‘ and made it the trendiest clothes for summer 2011. It is a matter of a handcrafted fashion that raged during the decades of the 60 and 70 in the hippie looks and that the fashion shows’ catwalks have transformed nowadays in an article of luxury. As Chanel, which decided to adapt its mythical purse 2.55 and made it in this material.
Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana, Malandrino, Emilio Pucci and specially Salvatore Ferragamo, they all have given a significant protagonism to the crochet in their springs-summers collections of 2011. If we cannot fill our closets with dresses in crochet made by any of these designers, we must not worry, we can always go to the ‘lowcost’ shops or to any shop of handcrafted designs.
A “must” (and not only in white). Beige, orange and different tones of sand are the colours chosen to put more life to theses articles. Dresses, tops, shorts, purses, wedges… Any excuse is good enough to give freshness to our appearance while the good time lasts. Crochet dresses are ideal to wear over swimsuits, when we go to the beach, though after being popularized by the great designers, it is OK if you wear them at any occasion, as long as the cold whether is not the protagonist, of course. So do not hesitate to use a crochet dress this season.