This summer, although most fashion brands seem to hark back to the 1990s, there are still some common trends in store, notably with travel-inspired themes. For example, animal print is set to bring a wild side to the hottest looks of this vacation season. Whether rocked head-to-toe, in accessory form or in discreet touches, it is the right time now to pounce on animal prints like leopard, zebra, and snake.
While the head-to-toe look proved popular with high-end ready-to-wear labels, giving rise to a bold summer wardrobe, some other designers joined in the trend with smaller touches of animal print, suggesting a more accessible way to wear these motifs.
Python print was a hit with some fashion houses like Emporio Armani with its super-bright neon version. However, when it comes to livening up summer looks, leopard is considered as the king of prints.
Many brands have shown all-over looks, for example, Longchamp with its Wild West inspirations combining animal print and fringing, or Elie Saab with a full outfit – top, jacket, shorts, bag, and thigh boots – for the wild side in the utmost style.
Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana appeared in Italian-style retro glamour with a sheer asymmetric dress mixed with pumps and socks.
In spite of whatever style, summer is the perfect time to try out a head-to-toe leopard or snake look, channeling a chic vibe with an unmistakably untamed roar. Whether in the city or at the beach, the fiercest fashion fans can prowl with pride this summer.
Carnival of animal accessories
There is good news for fashion fans who are looking for a more discreet way to join the trend of this season: animal print is also coming to accessories!
From sunglasses, handbags, and scarves, to sandals, and thigh boots, all high-end labels offered animal-print pieces to liven up this summer’s looks with accessories finished in leopard, zebra, or snake motifs.
For example, while Blumarine showed a large snake-print bag, Saint Laurent pinned leopard-print scarves to blouse collars.
Moreover, animal print also created some wide panels even on a loose-cut yellow raincoat!