Fringing has gone supersonic this season and is on every high street up and down the country. This is good news for me as I’ve always been partial to a bit of rootin’ tootin’ gear. Someone once suggested that I could have been a cowboy in a past life, but this is still unconfirmed.
Anyway, while I am always up for fringing, I can understand why some people find it a bit too fancy dress.
This Jerome Dreyfuss Lucian fringe bag is the perfect way to nail the trend without looking too John Wayne. The front displays a monochrome python flap and a zipped calf skin leopard print pocket.
Of course, its pièce de résistance is that fabulous orange suede fringing. It’s detachable, though I don’t see why you’d ever want to.
Add to this a gold chain and pink suede woven handle and you’ve got one of the most interesting bags I’ve seen for a while. Far from being overtly western, its ethnic-inspired detailing screams eclecticism more than anything else.
Thankfully it requires minimal styling and works best with basics. A black silk dress or a white broderie anglaise maxi and wedges would be perfect.
This bag may just be the cure to even the most wild-west-phobic out there.