It seems that this summer is being defined by one overarching fashion trend: maximalism. Bright colours, clashing prints and over-the-top accessories are just a handful of trends that have made their way into the mainstream, likely due to the collective feeling of being cooped up inside for so long. The latest trend to join this line-up is crochet – the playful, retro design technique which oozes optimism and a celebration of difference.
This trend, both maximalist in colour and texture, provides us with all that we have craved for the last 18 months. Falling hand-in-hand with a more general revival of 70’s fashion (think flares, bold prints and big sunglasses), the colourful trend rounds out the era’s comeback in spectacular fashion. Championed by brands such as Gabriela Hearst, Loewe and Dior, the design technique is unavoidable, making its way into the fashion elite’s wardrobes in the form of dresses, trousers, sweater vests, and accessories.
The differing iterations and wide availability of crochet this summer means it lends itself to multitude of styling options. If you want to fully lean into the 70’s revival, why not find a crochet sweater vest and pair it with your best flared jeans? Alternatively, crochet bags and hats are an extremely easy way to filter the trend into your everyday wardrobe – simply wear your crochet cross-body bag with an oversized shirt or dress and wait for the compliments to come flooding in. Of course, you could always try to make your own crochet pieces, assuming you’re better at home crafts than we are…
Take a look below at our top picks from this popular summer trend!
Pull and Bear
& Other Stories
Les Mains De Mamie at Wolf & Badger
Baum und Pfedgarten
Missing You Already at Browns
Gimaguas at Harvey Nichols
Nata at LoneDesignClub
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