Animal print has always garnered attention and has been in fashion for a long time. It displays sophistication, style and versatility. Noticeably, this trend does not seem to fade and is still ruling the fashion world and other sectors. Animal prints are the rage of this season and finds its way in party wears, coats, skirts, handbags, lingerie, watches, accessories and even in home furnishing textiles.
Animal print clothing are garments which have patterns of the skin or fur of animals like leopard, cheetah, zebra, tiger, Giraffe, Striped Hyena, African wild dog or monkey. Animal prints have remained popular since ancient times and there are many reasons for it.
Firstly, it was expensive and considered extraordinary. If one goes back to the history, kings and higher class people have used rugs made from animal skin. They have displayed animal skin or animal head as medals, which is a symbol of royalty and high status. Coats made from unusual African fur were worn by members of royal families and elite class of people during olden times.
In the past few decades, celebrities and fashion designers have played a major role in bringing animal print into mainstream fashion. This evergreen trend is loved by all and the apparel market is flooded with variety of animal prints. Bengal tiger stripes and black and white Dalmatian spots were in fashion last year. However, leopard print is the classic flavor of this season and rules the current fashion scenario.
Animal print trend has been heating up the Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 shows. This season one can see many designers and brands like Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, coming up with their own fashionable versions to showcase their animal print collection. Burberry displayed amazing giraffe and leopard print collections whereas giraffe print ankle boots by Boden were loved by all at the Autumn/Winter 13 show.
The amazing feature about animal print is that it has been reinvented time and again, and comes up with a new trend every season. Animal prints can be worn anytime, irrespective of the season, weather or style. Moreover, many people think that animal prints can be worn by women alone, but the fashion world has offered animal print garments for men as well.
Animal print always garners attention therefore, it is important to pair it up perfectly to look right. The golden rule to remember while wearing animal print is never dress head to toe with this print. Here, the fashion trend is « less is more » so as to keep the look sophisticated and stylish.