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Comfortable Craft

Knitwear brings comfort with a DIY aesthetic

Comfortable Craft

Knitwear brings comfort with a DIY aesthetic

Spring Summer 2017 knitwear seeks comfort in XXL crocheting and homespun weaves. Soft comforts are key to the craft aesthetic, experimenting with tight knits and raw techniques to encapsulate the warmth of make-do garments.



Craft techniques receive a fresh update, demonstrating creative and contemporary approaches to a range of fabrications.

Trendstop Womenswear Material Trend

Images left to right: Amir Khorasany, Josh Blackwell, Kate Brittain.

  • Contemporary crochet
  • Interesting weaves
  • Compact lace
  • Tightly knitted
  • Patterns in knit



Knitwear brings comfort with a DIY aesthetic. These homespun variations bring graphic interest and 3D play into this creative material trend.

Trendstop Menswear Material Trend

Images left to right: Gianfranco Briceño, Kwangho Lee, Damir Doma.

  • Men who Knit
  • Raw techniques
  • Homemade knits
  • DIY aesthetic
  • Homespun
  • Soft comforts


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