Fringed Fashion: Spring/Summer 2009 Flapper Trend

It was as if a single, defined element was plucked from 1920s fashion revival, elaborated upon and then modernised. That element was fringing; and if there’s one thing every girl should be partying in during Spring/Summer 2009, it’s that perfect fringed piece.

Flapper / Fringing Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion TrendFringed pieces from Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander, Alberta Ferretti, Elie Saab, and Gaspard Yurkievich.

As a Spring/Summer 2009 trend the fringed dress or skirt becomes sleek, sexy and feminine – less theme-party flapper costume and more in the now.

Who designed it

On the Spring/Summer 2009 runways, this burgeoning trend was prominent. Alexander McQueen‘s pieces were more to the structured side with sinew-esque fringing slinking around the body. Jil Sander‘s fringing was long and free-flowing, Alberta Ferretti‘s delicately pretty; while Gaspard Yurkievich took inspiration more from the Burlesque than the Jazz Age.

How to wear it

It depends largely upon the style and themeing of the piece. A pair of long, toned legs work wonders for a short fringed skirt; those lacking need to be a tad more cautious. The appeal of fringing also owes alot to the way it moves, so pay careful attention to buying quality fabrics that shimmy and shine and don’t clump unattractively together.

Fringing at Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2009Made to move: fringing detail at Alberta Ferretti.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.