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SS18 Trend Spotlight: Maximum Texture

 IMAGE: TED BAKER

IMAGE: TED BAKER

Feathers, fringing and all the trimmings, that’s what fashion is made of this season. It’s all about adding extra texture and layering up the details so the message is simple: more is more.

When it comes to fringing, choose from long shredded strands as seen on Balenciaga’s bags and Loewe’s trench coat (a key outerwear trend) versus multi-coloured, dense layers of fringing on dresses at Calvin Klein and Erdem.

 IMAGE: RIVER ISLAND

IMAGE: RIVER ISLAND

Ruffles may still be going strong from day to evening wear but marabou and ostrich feathers are flying in as an alternative focal point this season thanks to the likes of John Galliano at Maison Margiela with a gold brocade and feather-trimmed trench and Saint Laurent’s feathered boots. Embrace this trend in all its impracticalities, just save the marabou until after April’s showers…

Style Tip: Update your simple ‘jeans and top’ outfits for spring with a fringed trophy jacket.

 IMAGE: ZARA

IMAGE: ZARA