Get ready to go full-on fringe — one of the major trends this season

Get ready to go full-on fringe — one of the major trends this season

Fringe benefits

Text: Debby Kwong

Editor: Renée Batchelor

The runways were dripping with fringe. Here's inspiration on how to incorporate this trend in your own look

Formerly the domain of showgirls, flapper chicks and style icons like Cher, the modern way to do fringe is with a dose of simplicity. From a shredded leather Loewe Paula tote to a futuristic Paco Rabanne fringe hem shift dress to a nylon pom pom from Calvin Klein, it's a detail that can be added to pieces from any season. Fringe doesn't have to be dramatic. You can start with a small clutch, or try ankle leather boots or go all out with a dress to dance the night away in — the choice is up to you!

Want to play it safe but cool? Then try combining it with one of this season's biggest trends — the Wild West. We saw leather jackets at Isabel Marant with fringe along the collar, and fringe on the sleeves of pullovers at Max Mara. There's also the option to wear fringed Gommino loafers from Tod's. If you love mixing colours and textures and have more of a boho-chic vibe, then get inspired by the tribal theme seen at Proenza Schouler and Fendi and combine fringe with feathers, macramé and graphic patterns.

And if you really love to flaunt the fringe, go the extra mile with crystal-embellished fringe as seen at Gucci. Even seen on slingbacks, check out the iconic Are style with chandelier-inspired crystal fringe hanging from the heel of the metallic sandal. Or opt for something more wearable with the same amount of drama: Wear a fringed top with a sequinned skirt and shimmy the night away.