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Tis’ the season of giving and reminiscing. I don’t know about you guys, but nothing says nostalgia and yesteryear quite like crocheted and knitted pieces. With Resort 2017 in full swing and the brisk winter chill in the air, it seems like no better time to indulge in some colorful new threads.

Tastemakers like Missoni and Valentino led the pack this season with their own takes on cozy crochets. Starting at Valentino with bold palettes and a mix of prints and motifs, the knitted fabrications added another welcomed style element. Some of the most memorable pieces included intricate beadwork that played on tribal designs with a traveller’s spirit. Meanwhile at Missoni, the design house muted spin on their tones with cool crocheted sets. Wide belts and long scarves finished many of the looks to create retro pairs. Easy 1970’s silhouettes make the 2017 Resort collection an organic combination of classic and current.

On the retail side of things, your options vary from simple crocheted add-ons to full on pullovers. It all depends on where you’re going. If you’re planning on taking advantage of warmer destinations, this trend is really for you. Alexander McQueen and 3.1 Phillip Lim have great top options that scream bohemian escape. While Gucci and Tory Burch have long sleeved pieces that might be a bit more weather appropriate if you’re staying stateside. Or if you’re feeling especially festive with another holiday weekend in our midst, try on dresses from Alix of Bohemia and Oscar de la Renta. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, go ahead and treat yourself.

Maybe it’s because I’m still in total vacation mode, but crocheted pieces remind me of hammocks and sunshine. A well needed distraction from the stress of the holiday rush. So grab an Alpaca crochet poncho from Rosetta Getty and settle in to feast with loved ones and toast the end of a memorable year.

Brands we love: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Cutout Open-knit Cotton Sweater, Peter Pilotto Crochet-paneled Cotton Sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim Crocheted Cotton-blend Top, Gucci Ruffled Pointelle-Knit Sweater, Rachel Comey “Hewson” V-neck Crochet Top, Isabel Marant “Minea” Crochet-trimmed Collarless Shirt, Alexander McQueen Crochet-trimmed Cashmere Sweater, Alix of Bohemia “One of a Kind Elephant” Crochet Dress, Tory Burch “Carina” Embroidered Top, Oscar de la Renta L/S Crochet Dress


By Ariel Serano

Tags: Crochet / holiday / Missoni / Resort 2017 / Shopping / Valentino

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