Designer Crochet: The 50 Famous Fashion Designers Project

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Last week I wrapped up my series of 25 inspiring lists of 25 things for crocheters. That means it’s time to launch a new series. One of the things that I find inspiring is seeing how fashion designers use crochet in their work. I also like checking out runway clothes and imagining how I could reinvent them for crochet. So that’s going to be the inspiration behind the next series of posts: How 50 Fashion Designers Use (or Should Use) Crochet (heretofore known as The Designer Crochet Project).

The Designer Crochet Project

I was already thinking about doing something similar to this project when I happened to notice a book at my local library that helped to shape it. The book is Simone Werle’s 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know Designer Crochet: The 50 Famous Fashion Designers Project. I’ve decided to explore this entire list. I’m familiar with some of the fashion designers on the list and have never heard of others so it should be a fun exploration.

In each post for the project I will share a little bit of information and history about the fashion designer in general. Then I will dig through their history to see if they have ever done any crochet work and I’ll tell you about it if they have. I happen to know off the top of my head that some of them have, like Gaultier who has some great crochet shoes, and Dolce and Gabbana who frequently show up in my crochet-on-the-runway posts, and Pucci whose dress is featured in the image above.

Some of these fashion designers have probably not worked with crochet, but that’s okay. In those cases I’m going to look at their other items and pick out some that I think should be re-worked in crochet or that I think would inspire a great crochet piece or something along those lines. Not all crochet inspiration has to come from an item that’s already crocheted after all!

The 50 Fashion Designers

(Note, as I complete the profiles on each of these people, I am updating this list with a link to the article where you can see the work):

Here are the 50 fashion designers who will be explored The Designer Crochet Project:

1. Alexander McQueen

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2. Andre Courreges

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3. Azzedine Alaia

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4. Calvin Klein

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5. Christian Dior

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6. Christian Lacroix

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7. Coco Chanel

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8. Cristobal Balenciaga

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9. Diane von Furstenberg

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10. Dolce & Gabbana

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11. Dries Van Noten

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12. Elsa Schiaparelli

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13. Emanuel Ungaro

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14. Emilio Pucci

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15. Donna Karan

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16. Franco Moschino

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17. Gianni Versace

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18. Giorgio Armani

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19. Hedi Slimane

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20. Helmut Lang

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21. Hubert de Givenchy

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22. Hussein Chalayan

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23. Issey Miyake

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24. Jean Paul Gaultier

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25. Jeanne Lanvin

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26. Jil Sander

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27. John Galliano

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28. Karl Lagerfeld

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29. Kenzo Takada

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30. Madeleine Vionnet

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31. Main Bocher

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32. Marc Jacobs

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33. Martin Margiela

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34. Mary Quant

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35. Missoni

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36. Miuccia Prada

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37. Nina Ricci

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38. Oscar de la Renta

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39. Paul Poiret

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40. Pierre Balmain

 

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41. Ralph Lauren

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42. Rei Kawakubo

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43. Roy Halston

 

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44. Stella McCartney

 

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45. Thierry Mugler

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46. Tom Ford

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47. Valentino Garavani

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48. Vivienne Westwood

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49. Yohji Yamamoto

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50. Yves St. Laurent

 

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Do you have a favorite fashion designer that uses crochet or that you wish would put crochet on the runway?

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San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!
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