Pre-Fall 2012 Trend: Tassels

Pre-Fall 2012 Trend: Tassels
Clockwise from top: Tommy Hilfiger, Fergie, Nine West and Eric Rutberg Transparent

Designers are taking the menswear-inspired trend up a notch in sophistication for pre-fall ’12 with a major focus on tassels. Nine West offers up a red covered platform loafer with double-tassel detail, while Tommy Hilfiger went for classic elegance with a velvet smoking loafer on a similarly chunky patent leather heel. Eric Rutberg Transparent added a modern twist to the penny loafer with a lug-soled platform and metal stiletto — topping it off with not two but three oversized tassels. And plaid and kiltie details gave Fergie’s peep-toe tasseled loafer a Scottish spin.