Sometimes fashion trends overlap. They make it from summer into winter like that guy you met at Reading Festival who will not stop texting you. This winter, an unlikely trend shifted from a festival staple to something slightly more sophisticated for the colder months. I’m not talking about a woolly flower crown (though I would be on board with that), I’m talking about fringing. Fringing was huge this summer and was seen everywhere from Coachella to T in the Park. It wasn’t long before it started making its way into the winter trends, with outerwear and evening wear being the most heavily influenced by the trend. Then, during the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion shows, fringing dominated the catwalks, from Givenchy to Alexander Wang, ensuring us that it was here to stay. This seasons fringing appears to be more experimental, and even more so for next year. This year we were treated to the classic fringed bag and occasional suede jacket but this winter, however, has taken a slightly more adventurous turn with fringed boots, skirts and ponchos. Love it or loathe it, fringing is in for the near future.