If your mom or grandma were into crocheting during the 1970’s, she most likely made something with granny squares. What are granny squares, you ask? They are type of crocheting in which you knit motifs (typically squares) together to make things like blankets, bags, tops etc. Through the years, they’ve had their good (and bad) fashion moments: Paul McCartney’s granny square vest and Cate Blanchett’s dress that looked like she had run late and donned a blanket from her couch before hitting the red carpet in 2009. And to be honest, up until now I’ve just thought of them as completely hideous.
1. House of Holland Autumn/Winter 2011 Runway, image via NYmag.com
2. Topshop Crochet Blanket Flower Cardigan, $140 via Topshop
3. Granny Squares Blanket, $17 via Etsy
4. Vintage Crochet Gray Sweater Vest, $16 via Etsy
5. Christopher Kane Autumn/Winter 2011 Runway, image via NYmag.com
6. Red Knitted Crochet Dress, $130 via Topshop
7. People Tree Crochet Maxi Dress, $233 via ASOS
8. Leather Crochet Tee, via Need Supply Co.
9. Cream Crochet Swing Dress, $100 via Topshop
10. Rodarte Crochet Granny Square Dress, $2,990 via Opening Ceremony
But Granny vibes made a more impactful comeback this past Fashion Week. Christopher Kane’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection featured granny squares made from interweaving leather, while at Henry Holland’s latest House of Holland runway debut, granny squares were seen displayed in the form of colorful prints on maxi dresses and scarves. These fun twists on your grandma’s favorite pastime feed into the 1970’s, Jodie Foster Taxi Driver-look, which is totally in for spring. Yay grandmas!
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