Thursday, August 16, 2018

Summer Staple: Crochet Bikinis


Crochet bikinis are totally impractical but they always make for a great fashion editorial. We're approaching the official last 2 weeks of Summer vacation so now's your chance to wear one!

Harper's Bazaar Bulgaria August 2018
Harper's Bazaar Bulgaria August 2018
Harper's Bazaar Bulgaria August 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fringey Patchwork

Not sure why I'm posting these chunky looks in the midst of a hot, sweaty NYC August but I can't resist a good fringe.  I absolutely love the first one and it seems easy enough for a decent handknitter to achieve.

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Click on the link for this one and you can actually get the knitting instructions.

Novita Knits

Mixing in a little lace or other woven fabric lightens up the concept. Still, probably not good to wear in August!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Inspired By | Performance Art

Rosetta Getty's crocheted flower dress is inspired by American-Cuban performance artist Ana Mendieta. Getty's dress is a limited run of 13 pieces, handmade in the USA. Each dress takes 75 hours to make and is constructed of 106 individual flowers. Enjoy!


Image courtesy of Wallpaper Magazine

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sustainability | How A Plastic Bottle Becomes a Shirt

I spent 2 days last week attending fabric shows at the Javits Center - Texworld USA and the Functional Fabric Fair to be precise - reporting on them for InnovationInTextiles.com

It was amazing to me how almost every mill seemed to be promoting some kind of eco-friendly material; a claim I find dubious at best.  Sustainability is a buzzword in fashion right now but in truth, few people are actually practicing what they preach.

We need to start educating people from the beginning so they can vet the assertions made by their favorite brands.

I found this awesome video on how plastic bottles become a piece of clothing.  Enjoy learning!