We have two theories about the SS18 collections. Either designers in their droves fell victim to a wayward paper shredder backstage, or (and stop us if this sounds farfetched) fringe is back with a vengeance this season… Gird your loins!

What's more, the tassels-by-the-trillion trend didn’t end on the runway, oh no – for Hillier Bartley, brainchild of London’s coolest twosome, Kate Hillier and Luella Bartley, it plays centre stage on the brand’s newest accessory silhouette, the Lantern bag.

Already a cult favourite among those in-the-know, it'll bring the glimmering shimmering Midas touch of joy to any ensemble; because, when your hand-candy is boogying with blissful abandon, even the most poker-faced among us would struggle not to crack a smile.

Such is the magic of fringe! Its killer moves may upstage you on the dancefloor, but that's a small price to pay for a trend that lifts the spirits with every swishy step. Good news for anyone looking to stick it to seasonal affective disorder. 

Join the fringe party, shop Hillier Bartley's tasteful tassels here: