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Fringe Trend SS14

The fringe trend for Spring/Summer 2014 from designers such as Altuzarra, Miu Miu and Dior was a hit. It popped up at major fashion weeks all over the world last year, beginning with New York Fashion Week for SS14. Now that we’re in Spring here, this trend is popping up in South Africa. Here’s what I love from some shops nationwide.

Country Road Fringed Raffia Clutch, Woolworths R399
Country Road Fringed Raffia Clutch, Woolworths R399
Country Road Fringe Shell Top, Woolworths R1 199
Country Road Fringe Shell Top, Woolworths R1 199
Trenery Jacquard Double Tassle Scarf, Woolworths R499
Trenery Jacquard Double Tassle Scarf, Woolworths R499
Lace Fringe Kimono, Next R326
Lace Fringe Kimono, Next R326
A bit about ‘Fashion Week’

Fashion week happens twice a year in the major fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Milan, Paris and Berlin.

They each host a womenswear fashion week twice a year with New York beginning each season and the other cities following in the aforementioned order.

Fashion weeks are held several months in advance of the season to allow the press and buyers a chance to preview fashion designs for the following season. It’s also to allow time for retailers to arrange purchasing or incorporate the designers into their retail marketing.

There are two major seasons per year – Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer. From January through April designers showcase their Autumn/Winter collections. From September through November, designers showcase their Spring/Summer collections.

For womenswear, the Autumn/Winter shows always start in New York in February and end in Paris in March. Spring/Summer shows start in New York in September and end in Paris in October.

The latest innovations in dress designs are showcased by renowned fashion designers during these fashion weeks, and all these latest collections are covered in magazines such as Vogue

Fringe Trend SS14

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Modelling a Philip Treacy hat!


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phillip treacy hat

I am modelling a hat by Philip Treacy this weekend! He has designed hats for Alexander McQueen’s white Haute Couture collection at Givenchy in Paris, for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and for Valentino, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. Famous people who have worn his creations include Victoria Beckham, Kate Middleton, Sarah Jessica-Parker, Emma Watson and quite recently Princess Beatrice of York, who wore one to the Royal Wedding this year. In fact, 36 people wore one of his hats to the wedding. And this weekend, I join the list 🙂 The event is a Royal Tea in aid of ChildLine and Yokhuselo Haven for abused women. ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to the age of 18. It deals with any issues which cause distress for children and young people, including child abuse, bullying, divorce, pregnancy and substance abuse. Children phone in and receive counselling. Counsellors listen and try and help the best way they can. Yokhuselo Haven is a haven for abused women. It aims to provide a shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence. The Royal Tea is a really fantastic initiative to raise money for these charities. The hat has to be auctioned off. I’m going to be very careful with it – the hat Beatrice wore to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding was sold for 81 000 pounds!

Phillip Treacy
Phillip Treacy
Phillip Treacy
Phillip Treacy
Phillip Treacy
Phillip Treacy