Trend Alert: Designers Take On Crochet & Macrame

Although reminiscent of the 70’s and our dear, precious grandmothers, crochet and macrame are making  a strong comeback into the world of fashion.  The reinvention is far removed from the retro version of the past.  There is a sleek sophistication to the pieces, in everything from belts, shoes and hats to bathing suits, sleek dresses and tops.  The look of crochet and macrame is delicate and feminine, and with designers such as: Chloe, Lisa Maree, Etoile Isabel Marant, and M Missoni introducing their respective interpretations on this trend, crochet and macrame may be the season’s ‘must have’ for the closets of the fashion forward near and far.

Photos: Net-a-Porter.com (bag, bracelet), Nordstrom.com (hat), and ToryBurch.com (shoe)

Chloe Spring 2012 Oversized Clutch

This Chloe over-sized clutch is sheer beauty in this lovely nude crocodile, and the perfect accessory for the feminine dresses in the most striking pops of colour we’ve seen all over the runways, or with a simple white frock.  As the seasons progress and trends come and go, the better alternative sometimes is simply to find a few “statement” accessories, which will update pieces from seasons long past.  As I’ve identified my personal fashion aesthetic, there are certain trends which come along, I know are not for me.  In these instances I accessorize until my heart is content.  By shopping smarter, and purchasing classic pieces constructed with fine materials, made to withstand many seasons and years to come, creatively updating them is essential.