2015 has certainly been an eventful year for the fashion industry with Raf Simon’s departure from Christian Dior to John Galliano’s return at Maison Margiela couture and Rick Owen’s loin bearing models. There were some shocking announcements and then there were some exciting ones. The fashion industry never fails to amaze its audience!
This year the runway witnessed a heavy influence of the ’70s with ponchos making a comeback, the sudden revival of fringes and crochet and a folksy and bohemian feel to the clothes. I personally enjoyed seeing crochet the most on the runway. According to me, it’s the most malleable and versatile trend. You can find a way to introduce crochet in your clothes in every season; be it in the summer in the form or crochet cover ups or in the winter in the form of ponchos and wrap arounds. This year we saw Tommy Hilfiger, Chloé, Sibling, Rodarte and many more fashion houses embracing crochet on the runway.
The collection that caught my eye and really inspired me for this look was Delpozo’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. The creepy crocheted blooms on structured knits gave a feminine and crafty appeal to the looks. The otherwise androgynous/masculine silhouettes oozed softness. This is exactly what I love the most about crochet, it gives you the opportunity to be really creative with your look.
To recreate one of my favourite looks from the runway in conjunction with my personal style, I put together basic items of clothing such as black leggings and lace-up boots and let crochet take centre stage. Instead of going with the traditional off-white and delicate crochet, I decided to opt for a bright colored and chunky crochet design. To add a little bit of my personal touch, I paired my look with a pair of statement sunglasses.