Anatomy of a trend by Christine Boland: crochet, knotting & macramé

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For SS22 there’s a major role for (wearable) arts and crafts – think crochet, knotting, braiding, macramé, weaving and twining. But not just in your typical 70’s bohemian style.

These artisanal open-worked techniques are put into a new context by uniting them with modern materials, innovative technology and digital (colour) influences.

For example at Fendi they used rattan – a material traditionally used for furniture – as textile design for their techno white shoes and knitwear, transforming something seemingly incompatible into modern wearable designs.

Hence the design language term ‘recontextualised traditional crafts’.

Source: Fashion United

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