Not your grandmother's crochet
by Holly Wilensky
Jun 15, 2011 | 19073 views | 1 1 comments | 817 817 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Crochet is the new black!

When hitting the stores this season for your fall wardrobe, be aware that knitted and crocheted garments will be the trend to keep your eye on. The ‘handmade’ movement is sweeping the fashion industry without fabric, but with yarn, knitting needles and a crochet hook.

It used to be crocheting was fine for a wall hanging or a rug, but for a bathing suit? How about a wedding gown? These are all the in the latest collection from “Chila 4 Fun”, the Brooklyn based local designer that crochets all of her pieces. No fabric allowed.

I had the liberty of attending Chila’s latest local fashion show at a bar in Bed-Stuy recently. The leggy models strutted down the runway with her latest collection of bathing suits, skirts and dresses.

Each one intricately hand-crocheted, by Chila herself, putting in hours of imagination and craftiness. The detail and effort that goes into the construction of each piece is without a doubt the epitome of creativity and patience. Her bathing suits are each one-of-a-kind and create a sex appeal that we never knew that yarn could create!

Her target customer is a woman 16-35 who is edgy, fun and flirty; someone who loves bright colors and who won’t shy away from making a statement with their wardrobe.

The sky is the limit when it comes to what is possible in the world of Chila. We are so looking forward to what she will crochet down the runway next!

Please visit to browse her latest collection, attend her next show, or to reach out to her with any questions or comments about the collection.

For more fashion education, style information or crochet inspiration, please visit Your bargain fashion superhero!

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Herb Hernandez
July 15, 2011
Great work Chlia! I always enjoy your designs and presentation.Best of luck :)