Photography: Lydia Hudgens
I’ll never forget my first fringe purchase back in the 1970’s. I bought a black suede fringe jacket in a flea market in Florence, and thought it was the coolest purchase ever. I wore it so much that the jacket literally fell apart at the seams. I was part of an era, but was happy to let it go.
This season, fringe has emerged as an intriguing trend and I like the way it moves. I bought this clutch in black fringe, a contrast to spring’s garden party of florals, because it assumes a dramatic flair. It also adds volume when I strut, and an added sexy vibe to my boxy clutches.
Fringe has a cool look, but I caution you against overkill. If you’re going to wear fringe, pair it something simple. In other words, you don’t want to replicate the image of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, dressed in a silver onesie with loopy tassels hanging down to his shins. Or look like Coachella lives on forever.
As a trend, fringe shows no signs of fading away. Will you buy in?