Tassels are all the rage this spring, with big designer names like Valentino, Proenza Schouler and Dries van Noten getting on board the proverbial bandwagon with lust-worthy handbags and clutches, while Van Noten and Marc Jacobs included tassels in their ready-to-wear collections. You may think tassels are the domain of earnest spinsters with antiquated taste, but the fashion powers-that-be beg to differ. And who are we to argue, when they look that good on a clutch or a pair of Manolo’s?
And they’re still very relevant for the home. While in Marrakech last spring I picked up some terrific fuchsia tasseled tie-backs that really deliver a punch. And I still love them!