Crochet in Fashion: Giuliana Testino

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Gorgeous crochet pieces from Giuliana Testinos 2006 collection via Treehugger.
A crocheted wrap from Testinos collection.
Buillon detail from Testinos Genovesa Dress.
Gorgeous crochet pieces from Giuliana Testinos 2006 collection via Treehugger.

Gorgeous crochet pieces from Giuliana Testino's 2006 collection via Treehugger.

Photo: Courtesy of Treehugger.com

I don't know about you, but I love to look at fashion and runway pictures from designers who incorporate a lot of needlework—be it crochet, knitting, or embroidery. The photos shown above come from the collections of Giuliana Testino's—you can find her newest collection on her website. Testino started out as an architect and eventually returned to her roots, inspired by the 'old world elegance' of vintage needlework in her native Peru. Her most recent collection is beautifully simple—but still inspiring to look at for construction and stitch pattern ideas. She uses a team of over 400 of crochet and knitwear designers to turn her thoughts into finished garments, and each one takes 2-3 weeks to produce.

And the best part is, according to her website and Treehugger, she works with poor women in Lima to produce the pieces, giving them an avenue to earn income and support their families while developing their craft.

Visit these sites to learn more about her and see some of her past collections:
2003 via FashionWindows.com
2006 via TreeHugger
2007 via VisAvis magazine

Who are some of your favorite crochet-in-fashion designers?

posted in: wearable, yarn, treehugger, fashion window, visavis magazine

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