I always love to see what high couture designers have to offer in terms of crochet especially for spring and summer.
Before you continue reading further, please note that I am by no means an expert on the subject of high fashion. Having grown in a household of professional seamstresses and designer(s), I have acquired and developed my sense of fashion that emerges of the style(s) I appreciate and am sworn by.
Every time I watch the fashion shows, my reactions are a mix of a complete surprise which ranges from a fervent excitement to sheer disappointment.
Thus for example I expected more from Dior but was somehow disappointed that their collection was slightly tilted towards androgenic and futuristic expressions (read: creations) though there were a couple of designs trying to caress femininity like the ones shown below:
Oscar De La Renta has imaginatively employed the use of crochet granny squares, although I am much more impressed with his other pre-fall 2019 pieces.
Grannies have to be the ones most used when it comes to the runway. I fell in love with this sweater by Ryota Murakami:
This is something I would gladly make myself, only on the practical side, it could get a little draughty wearing it, heheh…
However, my elation by the above sweater was blown out flat by the granny abuse in this one: it almost brought tears to my eyes … “Ryota, what were you thinking??”
Last but not the least – Dolce & Gabbana.
I got all starry eyed by this dress which is not actual crochet – the center pieces I believe are cut out fabrics, while the white looks like crocheted lace. But I can – and I am sure you too – imagine this one with granny squares! What a delightful design!
Grannies again in this one too:
And this one. Not crochet but would really love to try and make me this skirt for the summer. I think it is absolutely doable!
What most of the designers had in common was netting. Not against it but not quite rooting for it either.