On the Fringe
Getting your fringe fix this season is an absolute necessity.
OUR INTEREST IN FRINGED ACCESSORIES was piqued with the emergence of designers’ spring lines, which featured the trend in all its tassled glory. The first item to catch our attention was Celine’s avant-garde taupe handbag, which resembled a creature plucked straight from the sea with its tentacle-like accoutrements and expanding, lung-like structure. Our interest soon turned to fixation with the viewing of Gucci’s runway show. While the models walked the runway, their handbags took on lives of their own, each motion set off a synchronized flight, swaying dramatically to the beat of the carrier’s every seamless step. From fixation to obsession, our last conquest, naturally, was shoes, where we were relieved to find Gianvito Rossi’s modern black stiletto to at last satisfy our obsession—just one of the fringe benefits of fabulous footwear.
1/ TESS JEWELRY STUDIO NECKLACE available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. 2/ THE FEATHER JUNKIE BOOTS available at Splash, Ladue, 314.721.6442. 3/ GUCCI HANDBAG available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 4/ BOOTS available at Byrd Designer Consignment, Ladue, 314.721.0766. 5/ TESS JEWELRY STUDIO NECKLACE available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. 6/ CLUTCH available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004. 7/ GUCCI SHOES available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.
Photo credit: Attilio DAgostino