From Prada to Bottega Veneta Why Fringe Is the Trend of the Coming Autumn


With fashion month just behind us, we can look back at the trends that designers and fashion houses presented in their latest collections. Not only did we see that the iconic bandana is making a comeback, but many eighties trends have also found their way back to the catwalk, such as latex and power shoulders. Another big trend for next fall? Lots of frills, seen at Dior, Prada and Bottega Veneta, among others.

From cowgirl to high fashion
When you say frills, you soon think of cowgirls in denim shorts, buttoned blouses, and cowboy boots, or moccasins. That’s not surprising, because we know the fringe mainly from Western -taferelen making associations with the Wild West lurk. The fine strings of fabric were also abundant during the 1920s, the roaring twenties, where they were mainly used to give dresses a dynamic effect while dancing the popular Charleston.

That Great Gatsby fringe is closer to what we see on the catwalk and in the street in 2020. Fringes are chicer than ever before and are not only used in glamorous evening dresses and power suits, but also in wool coats, comfortable sweaters, and streamlined accessories.

Dior, Prada and Bottega Veneta
That frills are coming back next Fall / Winter 2020 is evident from the many shows that we have seen during the past fashion weeks. Almost all major fashion houses had some kind of fringe in their collections. The ‘classic’ fringe was used for contrasting details on woolen sweaters, as a surprise effect on the hems of jackets and dresses, to decorate bags and even complete tops, skirts, or fringe-only dresses, as shown during the shows of Dior and Jil Sander.

In addition to gossamer strings, we also saw many ‘thicker’ fringes, which are strongly reminiscent of the well-known fly curtain of the past. For example, Bottega Veneta introduced Lammy coats with fringe (and you know: everything that Bottega’s creative director Daniel Lee touches turns to gold ), and Dior and Prada came with frills in the form of ‘ripped’ skirts for an extra playful effect in you often dark winter look.

Also a summer trend?
The fringe trend has often been seen on the catwalk during the past Fall / Winter 2020 shows, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to wait until fall to wear plenty of fringes. The trend is also ideal for the upcoming spring and summer, given the summer fiesta content of the material. We will therefore undoubtedly see enough street style stars, influencers, and fashion editors with the festive strings, in the form of flapper dresses, mini skirts, and (beach) bags.

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