In lieu of outfit posts over the next few days I'll be looking at trends for this coming spring, which is apparently only 18 days away, even though it feels like I'll never be able to leave the house without tights under my clothes every again!
But enough of the dreary weather talk, let's instead check out the upcoming fringe phenomena that's about to break!
Fringe, in some form or other, cropped up across the collections last fall.
At Celine, fringe met minimalism, which in theory is kind of an oxymoron, but gives texture and volume to structured silhouettes in monotones.
Giambattista Valli had a swinging 60's vibe to his fringes on cocktail dresses.
Proenza Schouler featured fringe on eveningwear
When I hear fringe I think of more western, boho styles like these:
But it looks like fringe is getting a bit edgy and showing up in unexpected places... But don't feel like this trend is restricted to runway or high-end designers. In fact, it's starting to trickle down. Take this look from Stella McCartney's Fall '14 show:
Since this was featured there are similar options available from more "down-to-earth"/affordable retailers...
So, whether you want to go to the traditional leather fringe route, or sport fringe in unexpected ways, anything goes for this spring. Like all trends, you have to make it work for your style. Word of warning, fringe can start to look cheap really quick, especially if rendered in faux-leather or filmsy material. So proceed with caution. Personally, I'm not a huge fringe fan. I'm more inclined to go with tassales, like on a scarf like this:
Accessories are a great way to explore a trend to see if it suits you. Check back all this week for more thoughts on upcoming spring trends!
all runway image via Style.com