• Thu, Jul 2 2009

Fringes & Feathers for Fall

It looks like two of the summer’s hottest trends are going to be following us into the fall season.

Fringes have been around for a couple of seasons now, but I love Prada’s unique take on them:

prada-fringed-ankle-boot

Their black Nappa leather ankle boot is accented with a short line of studded fringe.  I have to admit – I’m not a big fan of fringed shoes that look like you’ve suddenly grown fur, but this short fringe adds a fun detail to these restrained ankle boots.

Feathers aren’t as common as fringes, but it’s shown up in a few accessory collections now.

pedro-garcia-feathered-heel

Pedro Garcia has accented his lovely frayed satin d’Orsay with a bow and hat pin on the toe, as well as partridge feathers on the heel.  It’s definitely lady-like and elegant.

images: Neiman Marcus

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