Trend Alert: Animal Prints Are Making A Wild Comeback For Fall
Actually, we're already seeing them prowling into the wardrobes of all our favourite cool girls. See how the runways welcomed back this roaring trend.| August 1, 2018
It’s time to break out your neon eyeshadow, hairspray, and Banana Clip™ because the eighties glamour is back and it’s roaring louder than ever – but certainly not all at once! We’re talking about all sorts of animal prints, from tigers to zebras, and sometimes even snakes. This feisty trend has trickled down to our hearts and we are absolutely captivated. Leave the leg warmers at home – we’ll show you ways to rock the eightie animal printed trend. Disco ball not included.
When the leopard print is in, there’s no escaping its clutches. We’re taking inspiration from nostalgia, like Kate Moss’ penchant for leopard-printed coats. Let’s start with the basics. Amidst all the chaos of different prints, elements of leopard can be found at Michael Kors. From leopard printed boots to a printed trench coat, Kors kept things playful and unique. We also spotted a beautifully tailored zebra printed coat and matching leopard combos from Proenza Schouler.
On the other end of the spectrum, Tom Ford went hard eighties for fall, animals prints and neon colours included. Watch it all come to life (and howling) with a matching set of red leopard-printed jacket and pants. His interpretation of the eighties was as bold and extravagant as the era, including over the top animal prints on biker jackets and skin-tight pants, all of which came in prismatic shades of neon green, orange and red. Carolina Herrera paid homage to the colour red and animal prints with literal printed animals as prints. Her big and quirky illustrations bring on a softer and more youthful side of the trend.
If confidence is your best asset, perhaps Roberto Cavalli’s posh but luxurious take on prints might be your cup of tea. The prints came in waves of darker hues layered on top of coats and asymmetrical dresses. They were sometimes seen on pants, but never anything too outwardly colourful of jarring. According to creative director Paul Surridge, confidence is comfort. If you’re thinking of rocking flowy asymmetrical midi dresses with boots, this collection just might be what your dreams were made of.
It doesn’t matter which side of the colour spectrum you favour. Whether you’re dreaming in colour, or lusting after darker printed shades, you should try taking a walk on the wild side. Keep scrolling for a look at some of our favourite pieces that are already out in stores.
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