The fringe takes on many forms this season as it makes its return to the runway in an exciting display of experimentation. While this decorative embellishment first became fashionable as a hallmark of the flapper look in the 1920s, today, the desire to glam it up is not constrained to an invitation to a cocktail party. Going for a quick coffee run or picking up your kid from school? Get all dressed up in fringe – whether it’s a dress, skirt or a pair of trousers. And let’s be clear here: We’re not talking fringe details around the hem of a skirt or on a blouse as an afterthought; fringe for Spring is meant to be embraced in the most dramatic way.
And here’s the best part – you can wear this look to the supermarket with ease because this season’s fringed looks are best worn with a super casual vibe. Take Chloe for instance: Every look on
the runway, including the gorgeous colourful fringed maxi dresses, was paired with summer slides. Proenza Schouler’s vibrant cut-out maxi dresses were adorned with cascading fringing, but there is a simplicity and versatility to the silhouette that makes it perfect for a Sunday brunch, as well as a
night out at a posh restaurant. Even when the fringe was embellished with tiny daisies on an intricately embroidered blouse at Dior, it was styled with a pair of tailored white shorts. This further illustrates the spirit of the season, which is to wear the prettiest clothes anywhere and everywhere, and not just on fancy occasions.