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The Fringe Trend


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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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The White Fashion Trend + How To Wear It


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pure white fashion trend ss14White fashion looks for hot weather

Here’s what the celebrities wore this Summer. I love white. It’s classic and timeless. The “Racey Lacey” fashion trend for SS14 caught my attention!

Racey Lacey Fashion Trend SS14: Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Marant, Nina Ricci
Racey Lacey Fashion Trend SS14:
Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Marant, Nina Ricci

For those of us who can’t afford designer outfits, here are some fashion ideas for wearing white and tips on how to rock a white outfit:

1. Less is more

Less accessories, less necklaces, less rings… less! Part of the reason these looks are winners is because they are minimal. If you want to accessorize, think of one or things in a colour that compliments white.

+Gold

+Black

+Nude

2. Toned legs look great in shorts
Crochet-Cotton-Shorts-6009184291673- woolies R450
Country Road Crochet Cotton Shorts, Woolworths R450
3. Lace dresses are pretty + classy
Lace-Shift-Dress-6009182927390-R399
Country Road Lace Dress, Woolworths R399
4. Big jerseys are stylish + relaxed
Horizontal-Rib-Knit-9325244693117-R699
Country Road Knitted Jersey, Woolworths R699
5. Pants are smart + sexy
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Studio.W Sheen Rayon Pants, Woolworths R799
6. White, black or nude heels go well
Studio.W Stilettos, R799
Studio.W Stilettos, R799
Studio.W Stilettos, R899
Studio.W Stilettos, R899
Aldo Black Krushonu Heels, R1 399
Nine West Black Krushonu Heels, R1 199
7. Have fun with it

More Topshop white trends here + here

Top Shop,
Topshop, R479