We have been seeing fringing everywhere, from jackets to swimwear to bags but the trend is no longer drawing its inspiration from haute hippies and chic cowgirls. The look is now stimulated by the roaring 20’s and the flappers that defined the fashion of that era. Take inspiration from The Great Gatsby, Jazz Music, The Charlston and the classic Hollywood icon Greta Garbo.
Delicate fringing is all about sophisticated glamour. The movement of the garment creates a feminine allure that was made apparent on the S/S 11 runways through the collections of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Roberto Cavali, Nicole Farhi and Mark Fast. While young starlets like Leighton Meester, Camilla Belle and January Jones showcase the trend on the red carpet.
We show you how to get this swinging look without spending a fortune. As Greta Garbo once said “Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?”
1. BCBGMAXAZRIA Beaded Fringe Clutch US$198 endless.com 2. Cream Tassel Sleeveless Blouse £33 topshop.com 3. Adam high waisted fringed skirt £45.74 theoutnet.com 4. Adorne Multi Fringe and tassel necklace $29.95 birdsnest.com.au
5. Missoni Sers fringed metallic dress £313 theoutnet.com 6. Black Fringed Playsuit £35 topshop.com 7. Knitted Dopper Fringe Tee £44 topshop.com 8. Camilla and Marc Fringe Dweller Frock dress £149.55 theoutnet.com