Fringe was everywhere last season — and, judging from the runways these past few weeks, it’s going to be big this spring as well. But unlike hippie or Western fringe, this variety is a kind of flying fringe: big, sweeping, and Cabaret-like. But, mercifully, there are no flashy colors or sequins in sight: In muted colors, this season’s fringe looks seemed surprisingly wearable.
Giambattista Valli showed a handful of minidresses with tiers of flying fringe, and at Céline, a woven skirt with a long fraying hem opened the show. In New York, Proenza showed a silk woven dress with an intentionally unwoven hem, and at Thakoon, long electric-blue fringe added an unusual softness to a graphic striped top.
Here’s hoping no starlets get the idea to wear any of this to Coachella.