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This season, you may be seeing fringe everywhere… from the runways to the home. It is showing up in the newest collections from Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors Collection and Chloe, among others. You can also find fringe adorning pillows, throws, drapery, upholstered seating and more in fringe home design. It seems like everywhere you turn, this hot new fringe fashion trend is showing up, and it is here to stay for spring.
Staying up to date on each season’s trends can be a fun way to mix up your wardrobe and ramp up your style. What’s so fun about fringe is the implied motion of it; the full effect of fringe is best captured in movement, so when you’re wearing fringe, you might be inspired to do a spin or a model strut to show off the true beauty of the look.
What’s so fun about fringe is the implied motion of it; the full effect of fringe is best captured in movement.
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Fringe is also incredibly versatile and adaptable; we’ve seen the classic motifs of leather-fringed western wear, flapper-inspired tassels and elements of boho-chic. It adorns shoes, coats, skirts and accessories. The materials used can range from suede to silk to sequins. There is truly a fringe look for every fashion style. But this season, we are seeing that the fringe trend can be refined and elegant, too.
A unique take on this trend is that we are seeing many designers playing with the element of scale in their latest collections. Many fringe elements are overtly long and dramatic, from Bottega’s floor-grazing shoulder bags, to full-length fringe skirts from Herve Leger, the longer the fringe, the better!
There is no easier way to add a bold statement to any look than to add this fun feature. It can be as simple as the hem of a little black dress, or as bold as several layers in various materials on a jacket. The possibilities are endless. The impact of a little fringe fashion on a silhouette is enough to take an outfit from blasé to WOW!
So, enjoy yourself, have some fun and do a little twirl!
This free-form, leather shoulder bag is finished with streaming plumes of fringe, adding a boho-luxe look to this piece. With the appointment of Creative Director Daniel Lee in 2018, the label known for fine Italian craftsmanship quickly expanded in global popularity. He’s taken a modern twist on the brand’s classic pattern, and we’re loving it. The Fringe Leather Pouch is shown here in Tapioca, $2,800 via Saks.
Designed with fashionable flair, this handmade leather pillow comes in a range of colors and sized. It has a smooth top that gracefully transforms into long hanging leather fringe adornment with down and feather fill. This Small Fringe Pillow in shown here in Latte Leather, $375 via Chairish.
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This vintage, fringed pendant light fixture was designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Sweden in the sixties. It’s a flirty addition to any room, grounded in classic design. This Silk Fringe Pendant is shown here in purple, $4,000 via 1st Dibs.
Layers of fringe adds a vintage-inspired charm and playful movement to these tall leather boots with a leather upper, stacked heel and pointy-toe style. Since 1991, French designer Christian Louboutin has charmed followers with his signature red-lacquered soles on fabulous shoes and boots. These Lionne Boots are shown here in white, $1,995 via Saks.
Polished herringbone strands dangle with a cascading fringe that gives a liquid-gold look, hanging almost four inches long. These Liquid 14k Gold Fringe Earrings are 14K gold, $2,445 via Saks.
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This sassy bag was designed to the vision of Creative Director Olivier Rousteing and has a rustic suede finish and converts with an adjustable belt. We’re loving the fringe trim with gold-tone hardware. TheB-Buzz Fringe Suede Satchel is shown here in Khaki, $2,195 via Saks.
These handsome Knit Fringe Pillows are handmade in Chile and sourced by the owner at The Collector’s House, a well-curated lifestyle and interiors boutique gallery serving a sophisticated client and designer. Shown here in oatmeal, a variety of options are available, $500 to $800 exclusively for The Collector’s House.