Definition: Saw-like; having a row of sharp or tooth-like projections
Bonjour mes amies, hope you are all having a super weekend. Sorry I've been so slow in replying to all your lovely comments, I'll hopefully get it all done within the next few days. I wanted get your opinions on a trend that I just can't take to, in the hope that maybe someone can change my mind. It's fringing. I just don't get it. Will somebody please tell me why oh why would somebody want to look as if they've just had an altercation with a paper shredder and lost?
I know it's "like sooo totally in this season". I am aware that everyone from D&G to Moschino to Prada (prada, really love their fringe) have done it. I am aware that it compliments the ever present and staple look of stars such as Sienna Miller, Mary Kate Olsen and Kate Moss; "Boho Chic" or is perfect when paired with cowboy boots and hat whilst channelling your inner Cowgirl for the style-du-jour "Americana" look. But none of this is enough to make someone in fringing look any less like someone going to a fancy dress party dressed as Pocohontas to me. Am I alone in this thinking?
For those fringe fans, please honestly tell me how does it not frustrate you to have the constant "flap, flap, flap" against your outfit everytime you move? Depending on the length of the fringes, if you think about it, it's also slightly impractical and a potential health and safety hazard as it can get caught in everything from fans to car doors. Wearing fringing therefore means that you'll either be taken away in the back of a fashion police car or an ambulance. I'd rather keep my freedom and stick to my smooth edges and not pose a danger to myself or the eyes of the public.
Maybe it's because I favour the sleek, polished, "prim & proper" look, that I don't see the attraction of something that looks unfinished or ripped and destroyed. Personally I don't see the allure of paying hundreds of pounds, dollars or euros for something you could easily do yourself for free with a pair of scissors. Doing ripped jeans yourself is slightly riskier (those I just about understand and like) but with fringing there really is no difference between the DIY and designer versions.
Still it doesn't look set to go away. From trousers with tassles in the 90s (oh the shame) to the catwalks of 2010, whether I like it or not, fringing looks like it will be around for quite some time to come. What do you think of the trend mes amies? Are you fringe fans or foes? Hope you all have a fabulous week ahead.
Stay safe and chic mes chéries,