I have been willing to write about fringe dresses ever since the SS2013 collections were presented back in September. But for some unknown reason I have postponed it a lot. The fringe dress has been around for a long time, at least since the Roaring Twenties representing the Jazz Era. I know that sometimes the film industry has a consistent power of influence and manages to dictate a fashion trend (see Black Swan), so I am inclined to believe that this year will be sprinkled with elements of the 20s because of the upcoming release of The Great Gatsby. It is very easy to fall in love with the captivating image and aesthetic of the 20s: the fringe swinging back and forth, the loud music, the exaggerate make-up, the beaded dresses, the headbands, the fun, the unconditional sensation of freedom while dancing the night away, smoking and driving automobiles.
Whether taking a modern approach of the flapper dress or just reinterpreting the use of fringe, Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo brought it back in the spotlight for their 2013 collections.
One of my favorite European award ceremonies took place last night in Madrid! I was looking forward to this event because of the many wonderful ladies who attend it hence the big number of beautiful dresses we can see on the red carpet. Without a doubt, Nieves Álvarez stole the show with her breath-taking Stephane Rolland dress. However, there were many other spectacular dresses. The good thing about the red carpet was the diversity of brands: Elie Saab, Zuhaiar Murad, Emilio Pucci, Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, Lorenzo Caprile, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Nina Ricci etc. See all the outfits below: (more…)