In January I shared the fashion designers who had already put crochet on the runway for 2017, but the main fashion week shows hadn’t happened, yet. Now they have so it’s time for the update! I always love seeing what designers are doing on the runway that involves handcrafted fashion. Follow all of the links to Vogue to look at the entire beautiful shows and so much more lovely fashion!

Alejandra Alonso Rojas

Vogue reports that at the Alejandra Alonso Rojas her mother was in attendance and was crocheting the whole time. Her clothing is based on memories of the women in her family.

Alejandra Alonso Rojas granny square crochet dress Alejandra Alonso Rojas granny square crochet cowl neck shirt

Alena Akhmadullina

Wow, look at the amazing crochet overlay details on this dress by Alena Akhmadullina:

Au Jour Le Jour

Au Jour Le Jour has a whimsical collection that incorporates crochet flowers on a couple of the pieces. There is also one sweater that has felted images bordered in crochet.

crochet flowers on au jour le jour dress crochet flowers on au jour le jour sweater crochet and felt sweater by au jour le jour

Rachel Antonoff

The collection from Rachel Antonoff is controversial and includes this sweater with crochet appliqués of, among other items, an avocado and a tampon.

rachel antonoff sweater with crochet appliques


Mulberry featured eclectic designs that incorporate bits of crochet in unique ways:

mulberry crochet dress fall 2017 mulberry crochet accessories fall 2017 mulberry crochet details fall 2017 mulberry crochet dresses fall 2017


The Anrealage show had a few pieces that appear to be made from chunky crochet circle motifs:

anrealage crochet motif shawl anrealage crochet motif shirt


Prada got attention for what many sites called “crochet bras” but they really look like chunky tops inspired by crochet swimwear. There were also cowls worn with many of these pieces although they looked to be knit. And to be honest, it’s hard to tell whether the tops are knit or crochet.

prada chunky crochet top fall 2017


Sometimes it’s hard to tell if an item from a fashion show is actually hand crocheted. Vogue suggests that the square-based designs from Marni, like the dress shown here, is indeed crochet.

crochet dress by marni fall 2017

Celebrities in Crochet

Several celebrities were spotted in crochet at Fashion Week events. Alexa Chung wore a pretty full length crochet dress. And Kendall Jenner wore this oversized hoodie that is reportedly Burberry Knitwear:

Kendall Jenner, crochet hoodie by Burberry


There is a lot of beautiful non-crochet knitwear throughout the Fall 2017 collection. Usually I don’t share knits but I had to share this oversize knit dress from Undercover:

oversize knit dress from undercover, fall 2017

And this knit triangle peacock dress by Maison Margiela:

maison margiela knit dress fall 2017


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  1. I feel so sorry for these models:

    1. None of them look proud, happy or aspiring of the works of art they are wearing/displaying despite the quality and skills involved.
    2. All have “resting b***ch face”.
    3. Brings to mind the lyrics from a Wicked song:

    “Loathing! Unadulterated loathing!
    (Galinda, spoken) For your face,
    (Elphaba, spoken) Your voice,
    (Galinda) Your clothing!
    (Both) Let’s just say- I loathe it all!”

    The rewards and enthusiasm I get from the craft of crochet, its many designers and bloggers on the inter webs are not reflected in these shows.

    Know which ones I prefer and will spend my time and money on!

    • Kathryn Reply

      Interesting perspective. Re: ‘resting bitch face”, although I know what it’s meant to mean, I do think there’s an interesting argument for not using the term: . Great point about the fashion world though and the lack of joy shown on the serious faces at many runway events. Fashion and craft should definitely be joyful!!

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  3. I LOVE seeing crochet on the catwalk! We are so on trend with our favorite activity. Thank you for sharing this Kathryn!

  4. Jodiebodie Reply

    I love your fashion posts, especially the runways. I don’t know how you keep up with it all but it is most appreciated. Thanks!

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