Call us conspiracy theorists, but we’re pretty convinced that the dire state of music festival fashion is the entire reason fringe is making a comeback. How many times can you wear a DIY fringed crop top? The answer: Zero. And what’s with those stringy fringe necklaces that look exactly like our missing hair extensions from 2001? They’re just creepy, folks. This season, designers are giving you a plethora of dingle-dangle options, so your fringed denim bikini isn’t one of them.
Proenza Schouler set the bar with a fringed tank dress that will work on the campgrounds or for a night on the town, Dolce & Gabbana owned the ubiquitous festival poncho and Etro laid claim to snappy accessories, from bohemian handbags to tasseled footwear. Meanwhile, Alberta Ferretti and Giambattista Valli offered up a fringed dress for every day of the week.
Shop the fringe trend with our top picks for spring.