Whether you are someone who closely follows fashion, or one who prefers to dress each day in cozy jeans and T-shirts, most everyone is familiar with the fashion term “runway” or “catwalk.”
In fashion, a runway, catwalk or ramp is a narrow, usually flat platform the runs into an auditorium or between sections of an outdoor seating area, used by models to demonstrate clothing and accessories during a fashion show. In fashion lingo, “what’s on the catwalk” or similar phrasing can refer to whatever is new and popular in fashion. A runway could be as basic as a narrow space between rows of chairs or more elaborate setups with multiple catwalks.
Most runway shows are held indoors, for shelter against the weather, but there are times when runway shows are held outdoors. In the 2016 Paris Fashion Week, Chanel presented an elaborate setup by designing the hall as if it were an airport. The viewing guests sat as if they were awaiting their flights while the models walked around the airport approaching ticket counters. Clever!
So, now that you know more about the fashion term runway and catwalk, let’s take a strutting walk on the crochet catwalk!
Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term “crochet,” meaning small hook. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops.
Crochet Fun Fact: The main difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at the same time.
Runway Term Fun Fact: “Exclusive”: When a model scores an exclusive for a fashion label it means that they have been selected to walk for a particular designer only. This usually launches their career and elevates their status in the fashion industry, guaranteeing the spots on the world’s best catwalks.
Be the darling fashion cat that you are…dress in crochet either on the public runway or when strutting through your own backyard!
Play the always winning crochet fashion card!
Materials Need to Crochet Your Own Clothes:
- Crochet Hook
- Ornamental Add Ons if desired.
Yes, it’s that easy to have a crocheted garment that looks stylish, feminine and chic!
Not a bad idea to crochet your own outfit, don’t you think?
Crocheted clothing looks luscious, dainty and cool. The heavy fabric works well in cool weather, while the small holes in the material allow for the fabric to breathe in warmer temperatures!
Crochet Fun Fact: The word crochet is derived from the Old French ‘crochet’, a diminutive of ‘croche’, in turn from the Germanic ‘croc’, both meaning “hook.”
One day of wearing classic crochet and you’ll be hooked for life!
Swing and sway those hips the classic crochet way!
Classic crochet on the runway!
Crochet Fun Fact: The crochet hook comes in many sizes and materials, such as bone, bamboo, aluminum, plastic and steel. Because sizing is categorized by the diameter of the hook’s shaft, a crafter aims to create stitches of a certain size in order to reach a particular gauge specified in a given pattern. If gauge is not reached with one hook, another is used until the stitches made are the needed size.
Let fascinated onlookers size you up and down when you have covered your fashion diva self in a colorful crocheted gown! You’ll be the best dressed beauty in town!
Who’s the colorful crochet queen? She sure makes a splash on the fashion scene!
Are you looking for a stylish, fun, fashionable way to state your personal fashion flair? Why not express your signature self with the clingy, sensual, chic crochet that you wear?
“I like your knit outfit. You wear it such a fashion fantastic way.”
“Look closer. My glorious garment isn’t knit, but delicate crochet.”
“I love the way the pattern leaves open spaces; sensual and pleasing to the eye.”
“Yes. If you don’t normally wear crochet I suggest that you give it a try.”
“I do own a sweater that has a pattern similar to what you have on.”
“Why not wear it with a crocheted dress or skirt? Crochet garments rock on!”
Rock your way onto the fashion runway dressed in cool, pleasing crochet!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846