Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fashion Inspiration - Fun Fab Fringe

The fringe has sprung up as a major trend for spring and summer and it's showing no signs of slowing down.

The decorative trim was seen a great deal in various S/S08 collections such as Gareth Pugh, Maurizio Pecararo, D&G and Zac Posen.

photos courtesy style.com

This is not a new style, however, as the fringe has been around for a very long time. It has been used during various eras and in many cultures to achieve different aesthetics on clothing .

I've observed that during two eras in particular, the 1920s and the 1970s when the fringe was popular, it seemed to be a symbol of independence. During the 20s, rebellious flappers often wore fringed dresses and in the 70s, the younger defiant generation also wore fringe trimmed clothing. Perhaps it was the loose movement of the fringe that was symbolic of freedom and breaking away from the norms of society.

Below are examples of the different ways the fringe was used. There was the military fringe, the Native American fringe, the flapper fringe, the 70s boho fringe, the Victorian fringe and the cowboy fringe.

photos courtesy www.flickr.com/photos/fcf_redcoat, native-american-market.com,
oodora.com, jamd.com, cwrl.utexas.edu, moonrakerqh.com

The fringe has also been seen on a number of stylish girls around the blogosphere recently.

A few include:

Jennine in her lovely DIY fringe tank (The Coveted), Susie Bubble in her funky fringed pink tights (Style Bubble), Rumi in her Western fringed jacket (Fashion Toast), Nonno in her black fringed ankle boots (Nonno's Chic Blog), Underthestares in her long fringed scarf (Underthestares' Chic Blog) and She's Dressing Up with her cute fringed purse (She's Dressing Up).

I've found some cool, fun fringed items that you might like.

With Hearts in My Eyes 'Eden' dress
Price: US$134

Asos Leather Suede Fringed Sandal

Cotton Candy Pink Fringed Skirt (available in other colours)
Price: US$65.00

Champagne Fringe Necklace (Copper)
Price: US$35.00

Braided Passementerie Tie Belt (available in other colours)
Price: US$9.00


Violetwired said...

I always appreciate how much research goes into your posts! Thanks for being so thorough and informative.

Psyche said...

Yeah for fringe! I got some great fringe sandals...love'em. I like fringe mostly on shoes and other accessories like the belt, scarf, and necklaces you selected.

Danz said...

you're welcome violetwired and thank you very much for noticing :) I'm really glad it's appreciated!

yep, fringe is great psyche! I love to see the fringed sandals as well :)

Laurel said...

Danz! Yay! Thank you for tagging me, I promise to do it as soon as I'm done commenting back from the day. Work killed me today - barf. Anywho, these style posts of yours are flipping amazing, I love how much you cover. I need fringe - STAT! xo

Sharon Rose said...

Wow-excellent post danz-I love the fringed scarf, the white bag and the skirt- I want I want!!

Paris said...

Such a great post, I love to read about the origins of fashion and the ideas people have about certain trends, I really really enjoyed this so much!

Loving the Pink skirt and the necklace!

Imelda Matt said...

There goes fridays fringe post...bugger...LOL. I'm having a love affair with Twin Peaks (again) and this morning I was marveling about all the heaven boxy fringed jackets.

Danz said...

You're welcome Laurel, I look forward to reading it :) and thank you!:D

Thanks Sharon!

Thank you Paris! I really don't think I can help myself when it comes to this kind of post hehe. There's just so much inspiration everywhere that I feel like I have to share it with you all :)

Lol Imelda, I still really wanna see yours though! You always bring such an interesting take on everything, I'm sure it'll be fantastic anyway! I'm too young to remember Twin Peaks unfortunately (I was born in '88) but I do know what those boxy fringed jackets look like!

Knight Cat said...

I love the fringe look, although i dont own anything fringed :(


Cheryl Lynn said...

This is the best post. You are so thorough, a girl from my own heart! (you know how wordy I am). I might have to add a little fringe to my closet as well.

Thanks for the wonderful comment on my tagging post. Love you so much and happy to see you doing it the way it should be done!

Anonymous said...

I totally adore the bag and the shoes. I'm a big fan of frings at the moment and I'm glad you showed us so many great things!

yiqin; said...

Fringe is such an awesome trend! I am looking for the perfect pair of fringe sandals!

Times of Glory said...

Dear, what an informative post! It is so great! I have never ever found fringe this interesting! I love the flapper look as always xxxx


thanks for your comment xx

i think your blog is a very fun read, especially this article about fringe, as that is my main obsession and on my mind most at the moment! ;)

Danz said...
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Danz said...

Haha, I love it too but all I have is a fringed scarf that I hardly wear.

Thanks very much Cheryl! I've been working on this post for 2 days in an effort to be thorough so I'm glad it's being appreciated :) You're welcome and I love you too! :D

My pleasure Nadine :)

yiqin - There are plenty of fringed sandals out there so you'll probably find a great pair you like soon!

Thanks so much Times of Glory! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :D

You're welcome fashion chalet :) and thank you!

bear said...

im really loving fringe!!

enc said...

I love all that fringe. I've never been brave enough to wear it, though. I hope you get something.

Ida said...

As much as I love fringed bags and scarves I somehow cannot make myself fall for fringed clothes. It is a bit too much for me in a way. Then again, we totally see that some gorgeous girls are rocking them. Maybe Europe is still a bit more conservative:)
Thank you for the ever stylish offers:)

ambika said...

Such a fantastic, well thought out post! I adore that scarf even if it's not a straightforward interpretation of my favorite use of fringe: the flapper dress.

Danz said...

Yup, I think it's really cool too bear :)

Haha enc, that's interesting. I've never really thought of fringe as a particularly daring thing to wear.

Oh, I'd definitely wear fringed clothing Ida! It seems like it would be a lot of fun to wear and I'd love the feeling of it swinging around :D The look is a bit bold but I suppose the trick is to keep it simple.

:D Thank you so much ambika! I really love the flapper dress as well!

mary said...

So coool. I don`t like most fringes but the ones you`ve displayed here have kind of changed my mind... I love the belt and necklace!

Oh, and
``The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

With a lime wedge and a little salt.``
So funny!

Always In Style said...

I am totally loving this trend - esp. the dress and shoes you chose near the top. Must-Haves!

Fabulously Broke said...

Gonna link to this, AND I love that Eden dress. Something wonderful about it....

jess said...

i've been slightly afriad of fringe but, that skirt is changing my mind. ooh i did your tag

the tea drinking english rose said...

sadly all i can contribute to the fringe-ness is my huge fringe covering my forehead... does this count? i think probably not.
if not then i'm not cool enough, i'll have to see if i have anything remotely fringed.

you can ofcourse call me rose, it's cute, however not my name, but it's sweet, and i love roses!!!

it's charlie by the way, incase you thought rose was my name.

thanks for tagging me, i think those tags are cool, and my very first one! you should feel priviledged!

Fashion Is Poison said...

it's an addiction

The Seeker said...

So great stuff dear. I like the fringe... I love those fringes from the 20's and 70's, but I have nothing with fringes...


Anonymous said...

I am not a big fan of fringes, but these things are hot.... Great choices.