Fringes or trims are commonly hanging strips of leather, thread, suede and cords from any fabric. Flappers were modern Western women, popularly known for their short skirts and bobbed hairstyles.
History of fringe and its usage:
Fringes started using as a method to prevent clothes from unraveling where there is no hemming created on the fabric and become part of the fashion.
In olden days, the artisans used to remove many weft threads from the fabric for making fringe and the warp threads braided to form like a trim by using the same threads of the clothes. In the modern fashion world, artisans create fringes separately by using silk, wool, linen, synthetic yarn and narrow leather strips and later sewed on the fabric.
We can find three standard fringes in the market, and they are bullion fringe, campaign fringe and thread fringe. Gold and silver threads are using to create bullion fringe. Campaign fringe may look like a bell as it comes with a bell-like feature on the end portion. Threaded fringe, created by using loose unbraided and untwisted warp threads.
This season, one of the things to conquer the fashion industry is fringe. You can find them everywhere- from bags to jackets and from shirts to trousers. Fringes gained popularity in the 1960s when they began using it for women’s clothing to give them a flapper look. The American singer Cher used to wear fringed clothes frequently and made it her a statement look.
However, fringes have a long, fascinating history. The Native American tribes used to wear fringed clothing for hundreds of years. In the 1920s, the famous Charleston made use of a dress, which had entire covering with fringes. These dresses captured the high societal markets of America and Europe.