What are tigers and zebras doing on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, New York and London? They are leading lights in the hunt to impress! Where do members of the cat family hang out when they escape the jungle? The hottest players this season are making their presence felt in the fashion capitals of the world.
From the jungles of Africa to the gleaming centres of fashion. From savannas and steppes to the avant garde environs of the western world. Wild animals are invading cities and making their mark on everyday urban existence. Tigers, leopards and zebras are putting their stamp on women’s wardrobes…Animal prints and furs captivate with their characteristic nonchalance the unsuspecting style- setter.
It is not by chance that this season fashion shows around the world have been inundated with hundreds of designs inspired by the wild. Leopards and zebras, spots and stripes, fur accessories and garments are all vying for a substantial share in the top fashion creations of most fashion houses, as well as a place in the daily appearances of women, inviting them to explore the wild nature of their charm. The result? An ever-increasing number of interesting appearances around town, an ever-growing number of original fashion icons, with animal prints playing a leading role in their appearance! Appearances with sometimes discreet and at other times more generous measures of fur, bestowing refined touches on the urban landscape and constituting the irreversible trend, the undisputed must of the most ultra-unconventional version of urban chic. While the animal print has always been a feature of the female wardrobe, associated mainly with shoes and handbags, this year it has reached the proportions of an all-embracing trend. The most way- out fashionistas are creating extremes of striking appearance and daring total-look, by adopting it for tops, coats and jackets, dresses, pullovers and trousers. And naturally, all the accessories are still in the game, hats, scarves, handbags and of course all kinds of shoes.
Expressing at times a casual mood and at others a smarter and more feminine line, leopard and zebra creations lend themselves to a strikingly wide range of garments with their variety of colour and design, worn with style on cold winter days and instilling femininity with an aura of distinction. Tribal motifs and lavish dressing convey a breath of exoticism where authentic fashion is a daily reality.