Window Fashion Vision Sept/Oct 2016

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Modern Elegance

Home furnishing designers are returning to the glamorous allure of sheen, which has been out of fashion, but fringes are sleek now, not frou-frou. Fibers may be silk, acetate or rayon, long or short fringes or even used as full-length drapery. Clockwise from top left: The Petit Salon by Sawyer | Berson for the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House featured an armless sofa with a long skirt fringe. Photo: Phillip Ennis, courtesy Sawyer|Berson. • A slinky skirt tassel fringe embellishes an Alexa Hampton sofa for Hickory Chair. • The Aster pillow by Pyar & Co nods to both the Roaring ’20s and contemporary fashion. • Elongated fringe at the window and on the bed frame in this room by Missoni Home. • Marchesa’s use of fringe is iconic to its feminine brand. Photo: Nieman Marcus. • Balmain has gained a cult following of celebrities and maximalist fans. The Fall 2016 collection mixes skin-tight silhouettes with the movement of fringe.

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