A technique that’s weaved its way through the decades appeals to the heart for resort.
In the digital age, what do we crave in our clothes? The human touch, once lent to garments out of necessity, is becoming more rare and more desirable. Seductively open loops of crochet latticing honeyed summer skin might be more often machine- than hand-made today, but no matter, an echo of a corporeal touch passed on from maker to wearer remains. After Queen Victoria plucked the handicraft from the shadows of domesticity, it was elevated and refashioned into abbreviated tunics and skimpy bralets in the 60s and 70s. One thing we can thank the era of tech for? Taking the bulk out of the woven fabric. Buy into Peter Pilotto’s floorgrazing gowns or Alexander McQueen’s peek-a-book cut-outs. Granny squares these are not. AB
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