Fashion on the Fringe

Fringe has long been associated with a Western look for years from fringe shirts & gloves right up to accessories & boots.  But fringe actually had a purpose in its early days.  Fringe was incorporated in buckskin coats;  the fringe acts as a wick and helps water drain off the coat. As rain falls, it runs down the fringes and helps keep the garment from becoming saturated.

It is said that the fringes also were used as a bit of camouflage to confuse the eye while walking in the bush,  to alter the human shape wearing it.

Fringe is a hot fashion trend.  Check out this spread in Elle magazine for Spring 2014.  Some on this list are more ‘real-life wearable’ than others.  Here’s my orange problem popping up again.  This little beauty lives at Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

Ralph Lauren Flat Fringe Crossbody Bag, $395

Ralph Lauren Flat Fringe Crossbody Bag, $395

In the October 2010 issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine I had a couple pieces of jewelry in a fashion spread.  I completely forgot the serious fringe the model was wearing!

Cowboys & Indians Magazine October 2010

Cowboys & Indians Magazine October 2010

 

What about you love it or hate it?

-s

 

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