Fringing is the gift that keeps on giving - lending itself seamlessly to many a trend or theme, think: Western style, the 70's and the glittering 1920's. It's all there for the taking, and open to interpretation, and that is exactly what we saw for A/W 20. It's a highly interesting trend, which exudes fun regardless of it's styling.
Fashioned into classic 20's 'flapper dresses' was the takeaway thought at Alberta Ferretti, whose delicate fringed dresses wouldn't have looked out of place in the Great Gatsby. Taming the fringed details, Boss and Prada oped for belted dresses adding a hint of structure to the otherwise flyaway fringing.
Celebrating the notion of the free-spirited seventies, Dior created nonchalant dip-dyed lurex fringed dresses. Complete with stacks of jewellery and bandana's, the whole Dior look was a lesson in high-fashion festival dressing.
And now onto my favourite incarnation of this trend: Western. Gabriela Hearst showcased scarf style dresses with fringing trailing from the seams. Alongside this we saw suede outerwear, with layers of fringing transcending from pockets and hems. My idea of heaven!
Fabric is key to the desired interpretation of this trend. For eveningwear look to sparkling silks or beaded fringing, whereas for the 'Western Wonder' feel opt for suede or knit. Choice of fabric will reflect in the overall movement of the garment, but rest assured you'll be swaying along the street wearing this trend.
Key Designers: Jil Sander, Stella McCartney, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Boss, Gabriela Hearst, Roksanda, Burberry, Prada, Alberta Ferretti
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