In 2011 I started a project called The Designer Crochet project. Using Simone Werle’s 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know as a reference I explored the work of fifty different famous fashion designers with an eye towards crochet. I looked at any crochet they had in their collections as well as ways people wore their fashion with other crochet or items others made in crochet inspired by their work. Of course some people had a lot more crochet than others but even those who didn’t were really fun to explore and learn more about. Here are the 50 fashion designers with links to the full articles about their work:

1. Alexander McQueen

designer crochet

2. Andre Courreges

courreges crochet

3. Azzedine Alaia

celebrity crochet

4. Calvin Klein

crochet sweater vest

5. Christian Dior

designer crochet

6. Christian Lacroix

designer crochet top

7. Coco Chanel

chanel crochet

8. Cristobal Balenciaga

crochet balenciaga

9. Diane von Furstenberg

designer crochet sweater

10. Dolce & Gabbana

miss sicily crochet bag

11. Dries Van Noten

designer crochet sweater

12. Elsa Schiaparelli

crochet detail dress

13. Emanuel Ungaro

ungaro designer 1960s

14. Emilio Pucci

pucci crochet

15. Donna Karan

donna karan crochet kimono

16. Franco Moschino

crochet sweater

17. Gianni Versace

versace crochet gown

18. Giorgio Armani

beaded armani crochet

19. Hedi Slimane

hedi slimane

20. Helmut Lang

alpaca crochet sweater

21. Hubert de Givenchy

givenchy crochet jumpsuit

22. Hussein Chalayan

crochet jacket

23. Issey Miyake

issey miyake crochet

24. Jean Paul Gaultier

gaultier crocodile crochet

25. Jeanne Lanvin

lanvin lace embroidery

26. Jil Sander

fashion designer jil sander

27. John Galliano

galliano crochet scarf

28. Karl Lagerfeld

crochet top

29. Kenzo Takada

kenzo takada

30. Madeleine Vionnet

Vionnet-RF11-0618-260x390

31. Main Bocher

1930s mainbocher

32. Marc Jacobs

marc jacobs fall 2012_2

33. Martin Margiela

Maison-Martin-Margiela-Cobweb-Crochet-Shrug-3

34. Mary Quant

mary quant crochet pattern dress

35. Missoni

missoni crochet dress

36. Miuccia Prada

prada crochet dress

37. Nina Ricci

crochet cardigan

38. Oscar de la Renta

designer crochet

39. Paul Poiret

crochet poiret coat

40. Pierre Balmain

 

vintage balmain lace dress

41. Ralph Lauren

ralph lauren crochet sweater

42. Rei Kawakubo

crochet pink sweater designer

43. Roy Halston

 

Halson crochet vest

44. Stella McCartney

 

stella mccartney crochet dress

45. Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler crochet dress

 

46. Tom Ford

Tom-Ford-Womenswear

47. Valentino Garavani

valentino crochet front cardigan

48. Vivienne Westwood

westwood men crochet

49. Yohji Yamamoto

yamamoto crochet tights '11

50. Yves St. Laurent

 

ysl crochet necklace

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

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