William Rast
William Rast

DALLAS, Aug 17, 2009 / FW/ — Fringe is so simple, yet so diverse. It can make something “cowboyish” and down to earth, extra feminine, or a notch above flirty. It creates movement and adds depth to a fabric.

This trend is not considered to be subtle; it is almost always part of a statement piece. It almost never appears too extravagant.

Not to mention, fringe is perfect for an inspired flapper shift, as seen in Chado Ralph Rucci’s line, or for a little embellished detail on the bottom of a dress.

This trend can be fabulous or a total disaster, so wisely choose your frilled item.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week