Where Daniel Lee's Bottega Veneta goes, everyone follows, and this was certainly the case when it came to autumn/winter 2020's tasseled trend. Adorning everything from dresses to handbags, Lee's dramatic fringed designs seamlessly transitioned from runway to adorning some of the industry's most stylish individuals and, finally, found themselves proliferated across the collections of countless high-end and high-street brands.
No item of clothing is immune to fringing's quirky appeal, and this season, we've seen the trend crop up on everything from knitwear and jackets to boots and dresses. It's a sure-fire way to put a smile on your face when the nights draw in and the mercury plummets. I bought a fringed jacket from H&M last year, and it's been my go-to for adding interest to jeans and a white tee throughout spring/summer and right into autumn/winter, and I'm sure I'll wear it for many seasons to come.
Fringed knitwear is another iteration that has caught my eye, and I'm all over Stella McCartney's fringed grey roll neck, which would look unbelievably chic with slouchy tailored trousers and loafers. I also recommend & Other Stories' unusual diamanté-fringed sweater as a more budget-friendly option. Whatever your preferred style, there'll be a fringed piece for you. Scroll down to see how the fashion crowd have styled their fringed pieces and shop our edit of the best buys this season.
Grece Ghanem uses Bottega Veneta's statement clutch to add interest to her classic shirt dress.
For a more subtle nod to the trend, try a mini fringed tote à la Slip Into Style.
Camille Charriere makes a good case for a fringed shacket and jeans for trans-seasonal dressing.