Spring 2015 Trends: Fringe – Inspiration and How To Wear It

//Spring 2015 Trends: Fringe – Inspiration and How To Wear It

One of the biggest bohemian fashion trends this spring is fringe. I could say it never really went away. It just made a remarkable comeback.

Never static, the flapper was a woman on the go, whether she was dancing in a fountain à la Zelda Fitzgerald or doing the Charleston. The abbreviated Jazz Age silhouette certainly lends itself to movement, and the slinky fringing and long strands of pearls were known to give the wearer a hypnotic sway. Gatsby girls aren’t the only ones to appreciate its kinetic appeal though”.

Today, fringe is not just about clothing items. It goes even to accessories as well. It can be found in places you have never expected to find it. From shoes to earrings or hair accessories, fringe is everywhere. I’m almost sure it can be found in other directions as well, not just fashion.

Fringe is all about movement!

You can see how designers such as Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti, Isabel Marant, Burberry Prorsum, Sean Kelly, Sonia Rykiel, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren and many others have touched their designs this spring and fall with fringe: fringe as a whole look, covering the outfit from top to bottom or fringe just as a part of the look, just as an accessory. Even if it’s more or less, we can say that fringe brings a sense of movement to these outfits, making them come to life. Only by taking a look at their designs will we learn how to wear fringe and how to accessorize it.


Giambattista Valli (Spring 2015 RTW) focused his fringe on white dresses and added just a little bit of color beside white, giving them a springish glow.

Alberta Ferretti’s Spring 2015 RTW Collection reminded us of the 70’s with the delicate, free-spirited fringe and floral touches, on white, nude, creamy, sheer dresses. Even her gladiator sandals looked very stylish with fringes.

Isabel Marant used black fringes in her Spring 2015 RTW Collection. Her fringed skirts and tops had a more adventurous inspiration: Africa.

For this autumn, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey brought some colorful, patchwork printed and fringed capes and skirts to the runway, all from the autumnal color pallete. Looks like the bohemian era is back!

Sean Kelly’s Spring 2015 Collection presented a combination of white-vibrant orange fringed dresses and a fringed layered skirt, mixed with a simple, white shirt. I can say that this bright neon orange is eye-catching!

Sonia Rykiel’s Spring 2015 RTW Collection revealed an interesting type of fringe: military inspired fringe. Some of her models wore khaki fringed capes, but the fringe midi skirt, in different army colored layers was the one that caught my attention. 

Proenza Schouler’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection closed with some fringe dresses and skirts. “The finale dresses had the weft threads laboriously pulled to create an asymmetric sweep of fringe.”

Ralph Lauren also had fun with some fringes in his Fall 2015 RTW collection. Seems like he is a fan of earthy tones and you can check out his Spring collection as well, khaki accents included. Getting back to these looks, I definitely love the fringe handbags and the all-white fringe look.


Fringe shoes and bags: Spring & Fall 2015


From flats and sandals to heels, booties and knee-long boots, fringe is everywhere, on everything! Designers have extended this trend to shoes and handbags, and even accessories, but we’ll get to that. They can be mixed with every style, from bohemian and country to rock or romantic. Everything is possible when fringe is involved. Long, short, patterned or printed,  elegant or casual, you name it, fringe is there.

Fringe accessories

Here we are: the almost-final part of this article. If you think you’ve seen it all, let me assure you: you’re not even close. So far we’ve seen fringe tops, skirts, dresses, capes and vests and fringe on every type of shoes.

Now, you can check out some interesting fringe accessories from this year on runways. You may get impressed and influenced by some of them. I know I was touched by them. Fringe is versatile, so it can be worn by everybody.

Given the fact that it’s a functional trend, fringe can go on every style and every style in between. It has been around for decades, so needless to say that it’s right for every age. No matter the tone (sporty, glam or edgy), fringe will always have the bohemian style attached to it. So if you think a fringed outfit is too much, then you can go for some fringe accessories.

What do you think of the fringe trend?

You can share all your fringing fashion moments, here, with us.

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By | 2017-06-13T20:32:40+02:00 April 21st, 2015|Style|

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