Michael Kors, who began his career as a crocheter, has always incorporated interesting and fun crochet into his fashion lines. It’s fun to look at these and see what he’s done, and the designs can serve as great inspiration for your own crochet ideas, like the Zara and Cortefiel pieces that we’ve looked at previously. There are many places to get craft inspiration and fashion is definitely a top spot!
I have showcased some Zara brand crochet, crochet that isn’t actually crochet but rather machine-made faux-chet, because these items can sometimes serve as great inspiration starting points for crochet designs and upcycled DIY crochet projects. Today I want to do the same thing with Cortefiel, a brand that has some beautiful faux-chet pieces, including pieces in color, that make me want to do fun new things with my crochet hook.
I’m browsing through the Zara website, looking at the items that they have labeled “crochet”. The truth is, these aren’t actually crochet items but rather machine-made items designed to look similar to crochet. (There is no actual crochet machine.) It’s what I’ve seen Ellen of GoCrochet refer to as faux-chet. What this is great for, in my opinion, is inspiration. There are some smart ideas out there in the world of fashion that handcrafters can use in their own designs. So here’s what Zara has in faux-chet.
Dudes who can pull off an original sense of style don’t have to look any further than the Lord von Schmitt Etsy store for great options, the newest of which is legwarmers for men.
At the beginning of this year I shared with you how much I love the crochet fashion in Etsy shop RuchkiKruchkl. I follow this designer regular on Instagram and have been so infatuated with all of the recent photo shoot photos in that feed that I just had to share a few with you here today!
I introduced you to the world of CeliaB in late 2014, sharing her amazing colorful crochet fashion collections. I thought I’d give you an update of the fabulousness the brand has been creating this year. Early in the year we saw the Siamese Dreaming collection and now there’s an autumn/ winter collection called Midnight in the Oasis. Both are beautiful.
Orley is knitwear fashion brand that began with a capsule collection a few years ago and quickly expanded into both men’s and women’s wear. They got attention on the runway for New York Men’s Fashion Week with their couture crochet tops in a collection that celebrates family nostalgia.