Pre-Fall 2012 Trend: Tassels

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.

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