I confess to being a bit of a fashionista. I've always had my eye on runway shows and glossy magazines. However, I also strongly believe that fashion should be wearable and affordable. It's a very small part of the population that can rock some of the crazy things that dePinned Imagesigners come up with, let alone afford them.

And why do models always look so angry? If I had on a couture gown, I'd be ALL smiles. But I digress...That's why one of my favorite parts of this job is scouring current fashion trends and plucking out the ones that will be most translatable to real life, and to crochet.

Every woman deserves clothes that are cut beautifully and that show off her best assets, and everyone should know the glory that is cashmere and silk and merino, and on and on and on! When you know how to crochet, you can choose a gorgeous yarn for a fraction of the cost of one of those runway garments, in the color that will look best on you, to fit your own measurements, and make a one of a kind piece. I like to think of my crochet projects as my own personal couture garments.

Lately, the runways have given crocheters a lot of inspiration to go on. I thought I would showcase a bit of current crochet runway fashion, alongside what we at Interweave Crochet have given you to keep your hooks busy this Fall. I hope this inspires you to find your inner fashionista, and translate something lovely into your own couture crochet creation.

Happy crocheting,

Crochet at the Michael Kors Spring 2012 Show
Sitka Semsch Fall 2011

Interweave Crochet Fall 2011 Lace Canopy Cardi Wrap
by Simona Merchant-Dest