2 posts tagged "Fringe"
If you ask Annie Costello Brown, the fringe just happened. “I’m not a conceptual thinker,” she says. “I like to think with my hands, you know?” The Los Angeles-based jewelry designer explains: “I was playing with a piece of leather, and the impulse seized me to start cutting and cutting.” Et voila! Whatever her creative process may have been, Costello Brown’s fringe necklaces find the designer bang-on trend this season. “I love to look at the couture, the runways,” acknowledges Costello Brown, who launched her line three years ago as a sideline while working at accessories brand Billykirk. “But that fringe thing happened a couple years ago. I don’t want to say I was ahead of the curve. I mean, I was just doing my own thing.” She’s also right in step with this season’s statement-necklace trend. The designer has quite a selection of, as she puts it, “wearable statement” pieces in her expansive Spring collection. “I like bold, but not in a crazy way,” she says. “I feel like I get that with the necklaces, and now I can focus more on bracelets and earrings, and maybe other accessories too. We’ll see what comes.”
Wearing fringe to the Country Music Awards? That might not sound wildly original, but Nicole Kidman turned the cliché on its head when she showed up in this Jil Sander stunner last week. Ironic or not, the embellishment was easy to find on the Spring runways (click for slideshow). Undercover’s Jun Takahashi used it in tiers to liven up a T-shirt dress, while William Rast’s Johan and Marcella Lindeberg trimmed studded jackets with long suede strings. As a finishing touch on eveningwear, the effect was latter-day flapper (Alberta Ferretti) or Wild, Wild West (Alessandro Dell’Acqua). Either way, in times like these, a few shimmies in the stuff could warm your achy breaky heart. Here’s proof.