For awhile now I’ve been fascinated with the use of rope in interior design and I started to notice a trend in rope becoming a bigger player in the accessories market for Spring 2015. I’ve got a rope belt that was on a COREY dress from years ago and I always love to tie it around my favorite pair of Levi’s and other baggy pants during the spring and summer time.
It looks like this simple idea is taking shape in many different varieties in Spring dressing this year which makes me happy. I love when a simple item such as rope becomes a trend as it is so easy to work with and so easy to find. A quick trip to your local hardware or dollar store will provide you with all the rope you need to make a belt, necklace or even a chandelier if you are brave enough. Get creative and use dye to create a dip-dyed rope belt similar to Tanya Aguiniga’s rope bracelet or make multiple strands of rope necklaces like Marni did with bright colored climbing rope. If you are really creative, take cues from Alex & Lee’s amazing one of a kind necklaces-the masters of passementerie- who have been creating adornments out of cording for over 40 years.