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Despite all the tassel jewelry in 2015, style in Twenty-Sixteen will be much about tassels, too. Truthfully, trends typically don’t have a two-to-three year life span—but this is one that will.

Lorraine DePasque


Contributing writer for INSTORE and INDESIGN.
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espite all the tassel jewelry in 2015, style in Twenty-Sixteen will be much about tassels, too. Truthfully, trends typically don’t have a two-to-three year life span—but this is one that will.

Certainly, for spring/summer, top clothing brands have been near-manic about holding onto their fringe–those shredded edges were everywhere on the runways, here and abroad, on accessories as well as dresses, tops, and jackets.

In jewelry, while at first you may sort of feel you’ve seen this fringe before (in antique, vintage, or estate), for the most part, next season’s modern fringe-y jewels are really fresh. One characteristic I’m seeing a lot with “new fringe” pieces is the varying of tassel lengths, and many zigzag. Silhouetting in this way seems to add a kind of edginess. Another au courant element, for sure, is the use of fringe for hot jewelry fashion categories, for example, ear climbers and cuffs.

Without a doubt, one of my favorite fresh takes on tassels is coming from jewelry designer, Mabel Chong, who clusters together multi-metal strands—gold, sterling, and oxidized silver—and sort of dribbles them over Tahitians in her classic-meets-contemporary necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

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I hope the design community keeps up its creativity with fringe—much in the way the best-of-the-best are able to regularly show us a hoop earring unlike any we’ve seen before. So, you can be sure of another thing: I’ll be watching the threads . . .

 

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The Thread to Follow Next Year? Fringe!

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Despite all the tassel jewelry in 2015, style in Twenty-Sixteen will be much about tassels, too. Truthfully, trends typically don’t have a two-to-three year life span—but this is one that will.

Lorraine DePasque


Contributing writer for INSTORE and INDESIGN.
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espite all the tassel jewelry in 2015, style in Twenty-Sixteen will be much about tassels, too. Truthfully, trends typically don’t have a two-to-three year life span—but this is one that will.

Certainly, for spring/summer, top clothing brands have been near-manic about holding onto their fringe–those shredded edges were everywhere on the runways, here and abroad, on accessories as well as dresses, tops, and jackets.

In jewelry, while at first you may sort of feel you’ve seen this fringe before (in antique, vintage, or estate), for the most part, next season’s modern fringe-y jewels are really fresh. One characteristic I’m seeing a lot with “new fringe” pieces is the varying of tassel lengths, and many zigzag. Silhouetting in this way seems to add a kind of edginess. Another au courant element, for sure, is the use of fringe for hot jewelry fashion categories, for example, ear climbers and cuffs.

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Without a doubt, one of my favorite fresh takes on tassels is coming from jewelry designer, Mabel Chong, who clusters together multi-metal strands—gold, sterling, and oxidized silver—and sort of dribbles them over Tahitians in her classic-meets-contemporary necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

I hope the design community keeps up its creativity with fringe—much in the way the best-of-the-best are able to regularly show us a hoop earring unlike any we’ve seen before. So, you can be sure of another thing: I’ll be watching the threads . . .

 

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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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