As we crawl our way out of winter, we’re starting to spend our days daydreaming about our spring and summer clothing collection. 2018 was the year of the basket bag, paving the path for a trend of all things woven in 2019; enter an abundance of intricately entwined fabrics – crochet, knit, macramé and netting – in a variety of palettes; earthy, pastel and bright ‘n’ bold.
A crafty aesthetic is sweeping through the spring and summer collections of some of the world’s biggest fashion houses; NYFW saw Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera and more utilising the homespun look in inventive ways, with two-pieces, long-sleeved maxis, shorts, frilly dresses and bags in a multitude of woven fabrics making waves on the runway. Are you ready to weave the woven trend into your wardrobe?
- Dip your toes into the trend with woven wedges or sandals and accessories, or if you’re feeling crazy for crochet, full-on woven maxis and midi skirts are your statement makers.
- Pair crochet and macramé pieces with cool, minimal fabrics like white or washed denim, linen, and add funky texture and oomph to any ensemble with netting and sheer knits in vivid colours like sunny yellow, bright green and neon peach.
- Heading seaside? Give crochet swimwear a nudge, or channel your inner beach babe with a cute open weave cover-up; think a plain white, cream or black maxi or midi dress hemmed with fringing – perfect for throwing over the top of a brightly coloured bikini.