Fringe Jackets Are Going to be v. Trendy This Spring
I’ve been completamente obsesionada with all things western. Yesterday, I spent approximately two hours on a deep dive through the interwebs in search of the most authentic cowboy boots available. A necessary distraction after prying myself away from a Fendi style I can’t have at The Real Real.
Stay tuned for a report on that next.
Spring/Summer 2019 doubled-down on the fashion industry’s endorsement of fringe. It was a huge trend for Spring 2018 as well. While the runway fashioned fringed styles mostly in evening looks; designers such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Balmain utilized the technique with a nod to 80s glam. In the real world, the most accessible, albeit hella fashionable, way to rock the top trend is a western-inspired fringe jacket.
I have two western fringe jackets in suede: a deep chestnut purchased at Nightbird Vintage for $89 and an ultra violet I snagged at an outdoor flea market for $25. I got lucky.
The fabric can be tricky with the unpredictability of spring climates but nothing beats the duet of fringe and suede. The rich texture of the cowhide and iconic caballera flair is an unbeatable combination. And it can be styled a skrillion different ways.
Pro-tip: remember these trends are all remakes, so the best place to find a unique garment is a vintage shop such as DEPOP, available online and storefront in NYC. But, if you like your wears hot off the press and are prepared to spend, look no further than Nili Lotan and Ganni.