I adore the fashion and accessories of Gabriella Marina Gonzalez, a London based designer who launched her own label a few years ago and has collections that include a variety of work including some stunningly sexy crochet.
About Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
Gabriella’s Facebook page explains that she:
“is a London based designer specializing in handmade fashion, footwear, millinery and accessories. The Miami native graduated from Central St Martins Womenswear in 2009 and began her own label shortly after, focusing mainly on unconventional luxury leather goods. Now in her seventh season, she has drawn inspiration from the surrealist work ethic. She continues to broaden her spectrum of materials and refining her unique techniques by pairing unlikely combinations of silks, velvets and other luxury fabrics. Her collections continues to feature her signature platform wedges for which she has become widely recognized.”
Gonzalez explores the lines between fetishism and fashion, between art and craft, in a way that I find fascinating.
Crochet from Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
Actually I should say that I can’t tell for certain what here is knit and what is crochet. Sometimes it’s tough to tell in photos and that’s especially true for me when the designer is working with unusual yarns and materials. Either way I love these handcrafted pieces!
Other Gonzalez Designs
These aren’t crochet but here are some other samples of her fashion work that I think are interestingly edgy:
There are some interesting short film clips that show off Gonzalez’s work as well:
- New Crochet on the Runway from John Rocha (Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion Week)
- New Crochet on the Runway from Rodarte (Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion Week)
- New Crochet on the Runway from Sister by Sibling (Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion Week)
- 2013 in Crochet: Crochet Fashion and Crochet Jewelry
- 10 Beautiful Celebrities Wearing Crochet