The roaring 20s are back in more ways than one. The 1920s evoke images of flapper dresses with rows of fringe that shook as women moved. Fringe in the 2020s is just as eye catching and glamorous, but used in many more different ways. Let’s take a closer look at how the fringe trend is gaining popularity this year and what consumers will be looking for.
Fringe has trended multiple times in the past. As we mentioned earlier, fringe trimmed flapper dresses were all the rage in the 1920s. The 1960s and 70s saw fringe return on vests, pants, and even on walls in the form of macrame. What’s old is new again, and fringe is back once more. The return of fringe may be due in part to the desire to appeal to the eco-conscious consumer. Fringe offers ways for brands to be sustainable by repurposing production materials, such as fabric and other textiles.
There’s no doubt that fringe is also big this year due to the fashion industry. One of the breakout trends at Milan Fashion Week was fringe. The style was incorporated into garments and accessories in new and unique ways. Look for ways to bring fringe to your customers this year, because they will be asking for it.
Fringing is a simple and effective way to add texture to walls. Instead of paint or wallpaper, use macrame to instantly spruce up a wall and add movement to the space.
Macrame is typically associated with a bohemian vibe. Give consumers the tools they need to create fringed macrame. Popular items will be macrame cord, string, and bamboo. Instructional information or classes on how to weave and tie to create macrame wall art are another way to bring this trend to your customers.
Creating focal points and backdrops for parties and celebrations is still very trendy. Expect to see more fringe, especially DIY fringed backdrops, in photos this year. Wild fringing is a fun way to decorate a space for any celebration, and it adds a multidimensional quality and sense of fun to the space.
Party throwers in a rush will love the Darice mylar gold strip backdrop. All they have to do is open the pack and string the fringe on the wall to quickly create a stunning backdrop for any event. Another popular DIY option with consumers will be the tablecloth fringe backdrop. Make it easy for your customers to find brightly colored plastic table cover rolls and vividly hued crepe paper sheets. Event organizers will be stocking up on these items to make their own fringed backdrops for celebrations.
The designers at Milan Fashion week showed that fringe can be used all over or just as an accent. Fully covered fringe products, including purses and belts, create eye-catching styles. Smaller decorative trims are used to embellish pattern work.
Customers can recreate their interpretations of looks from Milan Fashion week by using a variety of textiles. Fabric, yarn, embroidery floss and needles are all items that consumers will be looking for to create with.
As always, accessories are a gateway to trends. Fairly inexpensive and often easy to make, items such as earrings let consumers test out a trend without investing too much.
Like the resurgence of velvet in home decor, fringe is one of those once outdated home decor trends that is now fresh and new. In contrast to minimalism, consumers are now embracing a philosophy of “more is more”. Decor choices are becoming bolder and are being taken to new heights, and we are seeing fringe attached to almost every piece of home decor. A fringed pillow is a visual and tactile treat, with the soft swish it makes. Pillow forms, cases, fabric, and fringe trim are all items that consumers can use to bring the fringe trend to their homes.
From accessories to home decor and everything in between, fringe is in fashion this year. Be prepared to meet your customers needs as they look to recreate this style in their crafts and in their homes. For more trending ideas, enjoy our article about the 2020 social media trends for retailers.
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.