Knit­ting pretty

A tech­nique that’s weaved its way through the decades ap­peals to the heart for re­sort.

VOGUE Australia - - Vogue Mood -

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

TA­COOLA TOP, $90, AND BOTTOMS, $130. RYAN ROCHE DRESS, $3,680, FROM WWW. MATCHESFASHION.COM. LUCY FOLK EAR­RINGS, $375. FENDI SHOES, $1,750. COMMUNITIE HAT, $360, FROM WWW. MY­CHAMELEON.COM. AU. ONE & ONLY BAG, $320. CHANEL SLIDES, $1,210, FROM THE...

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