Knitting used to be our grannies’ past-time efforts. However, the cottage industry seems to have picked up and now some of the biggest names in the fashion industry are turning to knits for their biggest fashion moments. The latest in the biz is none other than lingerie fashion house, Victoria’s Secret. VS is most famous for the annual fashion shows where international models strut their stuff in the latest inner wear collection. Their summer collection includes knitted bikinis that flaunt all your best assets. Fit for anyone looking for a breezy day at the beach, these pieces look like something out of handmade heaven.


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Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo is the face for the latest knit collection, Summer ’16

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If you are someone who is interested in knitting, you can turn this passion into something seriously made for fashion. Most materials you come across are artificially manufactured and can leave your skin itchy and dry, with constant contact between skin and cloth. However, knitted material is hand spun and hand woven and will not irritate the skin like synthetics.

When people think of knitting, they usually imagine bulky, itchy sweaters that were handcrafted by a boring member of the family. The best part about fashion houses embracing the knitting culture is that soon enough these pieces will become a mainstay for high-end fashion. Knitting doesn’t need to be about thick wool. In fact, thanks to the likes of Victoria’s Secret, people are now embracing the fact that knits can be made for summer as well. It looks elegant and fashionable anytime of the year.

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Victoria’s Secret latest bikini collection includes breezy bikinis for Summer ’16

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Other designers from across the globe have started to bring knitted fashion to the runway as well. Designers like Craig Lawrence started this trend years ago, and still maintains his knitted passion for fashion. Lauren Hill introduced knits with hoodies – a comfort paradise.

It looks like knitting is not just a hobby of the past, but also a trend that will stay with the passing years in fashion. It’s always a great time to get in to the game, converting a rocking chair hobby into a high-end career.