Once an animal print starts trending it mostly only returns after several fashion seasons. However, the return of the trend this season has broken this rule. Yes, we are talking about the snakeskin and leopard print that was seen all over the runway. We can’t help but fall in love with the designs. In case you haven’t caught up on it, keep reading and know all about this season’s hottest trend!
The era of minimalism seems to be coming to an end in the fashion kingdom. The runway for Autumn/Winter 2019 was filled with maximal prints and extreme layering. The leopard print was no exception. Not a glimpse on a shirt, we got to see pants and overcoats in the prints. Daniel Lee took the wildness of the print and constructed an elegant overcoat for Bottega Veneta. Galvan on the other hand was not inspired by the print but the animal itself. Adding sheer fabrics in the midst, he was able to create a vision that takes the print outside of its wild reputation.
Like its reputation, the print itself was also deconstructed beautifully. The boldness of the print was mixed with the subtleness of ombre by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The same show also showcased a full snake-print overcoat. The print was deconstructed into a geometric-kaleidoscopic version. The piece was a true treat for the eyes.
As for the use of snake print, it was less frequent but more impactful. It was used most creatively by Giambattista Valli, where the print was styled as a co-ord set. Going print-on-print is scary enough, we cannot even think of an animal print-on-print version. Well, we didn’t think of it before we saw this design. The print was faded into its own colours making it all the more wearable.
The rule for the season is to wear all the prints together. Whether it is polka dots with leopard print or snake-skin with floral, the time to go maximal is now!