From oversized earrings at Stella McCartney to open-weave floral dresses at Marni to bra tops at Giambattista Valli, crochet made a standout appearance on the spring-summer 2020 womenswear runways. The crocheted garments and trim—each stitch would have been done by hand—impart a distinctively bohemian, textural quality to even the most minimal of looks.
Whether you go for a modern, monochromatic pattern or a multicoloured, seventies-perfect iteration of the trend, crochet might just offer the handcrafted charm (and cheer) we need, not to mention it can be a hobby you can take up yourself.
Here are 10 stylish ways to wear this spring 2020 trend:
Layered over a logo knit, this pretty, open-weave top from designer Marine Serre’s Marée Noire collection is made in Italy using upcycled cotton. For evening, try it with a silky white slip dress and heels.
Stella McCartney’s handmade, lightweight crochet earrings are made with organic cotton. They’re the perfect statement jewellery for the eco-conscious fashion collection.
Created by brand creative director Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s Pouch bag has achieved cult status in a very short time. For spring, the clutch is reimagined in a tubular napa leather that’s been painstakingly handwoven—and the result is is a breathtaking texture.
From crochet slides to bucket bags and bra tops, Miu Miu has doubled down on the handicraft this season. There’s something delightfully retro about this daisy-trimmed, striped cotton dress that is entirely crocheted.
This scalloped-edge, cropped sweater by American designer Joseph Altuzarra is a cozy, timeless way to wear the trend. Pair it with a suede skirt for a seventies-inspired vibe, or your favourite high-waisted leather pants for an unexpectedly modern combination.
Maguire’s miniature Della bag, available in a jewellery box’s worth of colours, is hand crocheted in Italy using a Lurex yarn. It’s a low-key bag with plenty of personality.
Brother Vellies offers several different shoe styles with crochet-trim details. The toe cap of these wooden, ankle-strap platforms are covered in a vintage-inspired, multicoloured “granny square” crochet pattern that is endlessly charming.
It’s all about the styling with this nostalgically coloured cotton tank top by British designer JW Anderson—be sure to layer it with low-key fabrics and sleek shapes for a breezy, contemporary effect.
Crowned with a crocheted raffia trim, this black leather clutch by Simone Rocha can double as a mixed-media sculpture when not in use. The novel mix of textures and artisanal techniques makes it a standout piece with timeless appeal.
This season, you can find Loewe’s iconic Hammock leather bag accented with a cotton crochet side panel or a contrast-coloured crochet trim. A famously versatile design, the Hammock can be opened in several different ways, offering a range of shapes and capacity.
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