Crochet should always be fashionable. The pieces have a vintage, romantic and basic quality, no matter what color you choose to wear. My hope is that crochet never leaves the streets, the drawers, the catwalks, the stores … but that may just be wishful thinking on my part. Crochet is like a colorful yo-yo coming and going. And now – to our delight – the yo-yo is in our hands: crochet is back.
Crochet pieces reigned during New York Fashion Week. And one designer who made her debut on the New York catwalks – with all her creations in crochet! – was designer Tangee Jones. Point of note: Tangee has developed crocheted pieces for 31 years.
To embark on the trend, Living Aurora could not choose another designer. Tangee Jones is a master at Crochet Art. She learned crocheting with her mother when she was only 12 years old. Today, at age 43, Jones manages her own business – 100% crochet, with handmade pieces – in the State of Virginia.
The rule of the studio – called Tangee’s Closet – is to go slow. The brand embodies the concept of “Slow Fashion”, the fashion that respects those who buy and who produces it. The production line of a factory has nothing to do with the brand created by the designer. “I love to crochet because its relaxing and it allows me to create the images I see in my head and know that what I’ve created is one of a kind”, Tangee Jones told Living Aurora.
Jones also says that she works to bring awareness to the the dying craft that once populated the fashion world. Just knowing Tangee in person is to fall in love with her and realize her strength. Tangee is the mother of two teenage sons. The two want to study fashion to help build their mother’s business. Tangee, after all, is a lesson in how to wear crochet and also how to be a woman, mother and entrepreneur.
Click HERE to Visit Tangee’s Closet website to know what quality is, and purchase a timeless piece that can be passed from generation to generation.
Pink Coat: Tangee’s Closet / Blouse: Massimo Dutti
Pants: Citizens of Humanity / Clutch: H&M
Blouse: Helmut Lang / Shoes: Sonho dos Pés
Eyewear: Ell / Photo: Michael Violago
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