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Unzipped: How to.. enjoy fall’s fringe benefits


As fashion month comes to an end, all of our attention has shifted to Paris Fashion Week. That Parisian “je ne sais quoi” is part of what makes this finale display so highly anticipated by many season after season. And aside from the ongoing shows, even the street style seems to have elevated while embracing the new styles that FW17 has to offer. So this week I was inspired by one of my favorite street style photos to take a closer look at some of the fringy finishes popping up on my radar.

While fringe is anything but new, this season it’s coming back in every form imaginable. For the team at Prabal Gurung, the collection shown in February was all about making a statement. Pro-feminist slogans, plus-sized models and of course, FRINGE were prominent themes shown throughout the show. For Massimo Georgetti at Pucci, this season was another opportunity to blend the old and the new. While incorporating more of the traditional prints that we’ve grown accustomed to, ultra bright fringe set the show off to a vivid start. 

From a retail standpoint, there is so much to much love whether you want to maintain some subtlety or go all in. Accessories are great buys during transitional weather, so backless Gucci “Marmont” loafers and the J.W. Anderson “Pierce” fringed shoulder bag would worthwhile additions. And since color seems to reigning supreme for Fall, try on multicolor picks like the MSGM chevron sweater and Monse striped “spaghetti fringe” skirt. For less conventional knits, I’m looking at the cropped knit from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and open-front scarf-detailed sweater from Maison Margiela. Then add on to your outerwear with Current/Elliott’s “The Junie” suede jacket or Ulla Johnson’s “Ravi” fringe coat to beat the brisk autumn chill, whenever that happens.

Every season, I tend to gravitate towards trends that add a bit more excitement to my wardrobe. The fall fringe that I’m seeing on the market provides the opportunity to do just that. So while we stream the latest looks from Paris, let’s shop the fringe benefits.

Brands we love: Tabula Rasa “Binu” Crochet DressMSGM Chevron Fringed Wool Sweater, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Fringe Sleeve Cropped Knit, Monse Striped “Spaghetti Fringe” Skirt, Ulla Johnson “Ravi” Fringe Coat, Current/Elliott “The Junie” Suede Jacket, Etro Printed Silk-twill Scarf, Eleven Six “Uma” Turtleneck, Emilio Pucci “Cady” Straight-leg Pants, Maison Margiela Open-front Scarf-detailed Sweater, J.W. Anderson “Pierce” Medium Suede Shoulder Bag, Gucci “Marmont” Backless Leather Loafers, Sacai Cable Knit Sweater

By Ariel Serano

Tags: Emilio Pucci / Fall 2017 / Fringe / Prabal Gurung / retail / runway

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