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daniela gregis revives the art of crochet and knitting


This is Italian fashion designer Daniela Gregis.

These are excerpts from her Spring/Summer 2013 collection, to show you how she incorporates the art of crochet and knitting in pret-a-porter fashion, in the most deliscious way (according to me of course!)



Daniela very elegantly walks on stage while crocheting a ball of twine with her fingers.



Her models are dressed in beautiful loosely fitted linen dresses and crocheted shoes.

And crochet bag (shall we call this no 1?)



The designer herself with crocheted bag no 2.



Bag no 3 was without a doubt done in chunky yarn and blocks of single crochets (dc in English terms).



Bag no 1 (again) is actually 3 bags that fit snugly together.

Very simple stitches were used to accentuate the plain with mustard, tan and bright red yarn.

I love theses crocheted wedges and the loosely knitted scarf in natural linen in the model's hand.



Ah, my favourite! Bag no 4 with a crocheted hessian base and body knitted from scraps of fabric.



Bag no 5 is a little more dainty and crocheted, with fabric scrap detail...



Although these plain knitted jerseys featured in her show, the highligt for me was the one below:



This just proves that, besides Daniela being an artist, she is also a very brave woman.

I would never have imagined seeing a deconstructed patchwork jersey featured in a high end fashion show in this day and age!

Daniela Gregis' Spring/Summer 2014 can be seen at fashionising.com (where the images above are from).

Cornel x

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Reader Comments (4)

Sak nr 4 en die blokkies trui vir my! En...kan ek nou maar my strykyster weggooi?

November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLize Kampman

Sak 2, en haar jurkie in die eerste fotos! En die plein jersie!

November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStel

Lize en Christelle: Is dit nie ongelooflike gemaklike en stylvolle klere nie! Soos net die Italianers dit kan doen/dra/maak (sug)

November 28, 2013 | Registered CommenterCornel

Daniela Gregis is not in any of these photos. These are all models.

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

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