Trend to Try: Different Degrees of Animal Print
Fall-Winter 2018 trends encourage you to take a walk on the wild side. Animal print is the kind of omnipresent trend you simply can’t ignore. The last couple of seasons have had designers focus on felines (leopard and cheetah prints). This season also saw abstractions of zebra and snakeskin prints. How far can you take this trend? We decided to explore. Read on to discover where you fall on the spectrum, maybe you’ll even find it’s time to level up!
Animal print, but quiet. Adam Selman and Giorgio Armani used an all-over print, but the choice of colours made it decidedly subtle. Isabel Marant and Kenzo played it down with normcore elements: sweatshirts and jumpers.
With the trend enjoying a moment this year, why limit yourself to just one piece? Choose Max Mara’s approach, and switch up the prints as you layer the pieces. Or then go the Halpern or Victoria Beckham way, and make the most of one print, reiterated with multiple pieces.
The obvious next step is to elevate your look with colour. A lot of colour! Tom Ford, MSGM or R13 set their roaring prints on a colourful canvas.
Switch to party mode by adding a dash (or more) of sequin. If you look to Saint Laurent, Halpern or Naeem Khan you’ll know that high-octane glitter isn’t going anywhere.
If you’re ready to take the maximal approach, you need to mix fearlessly. Feline prints with graphic florals; acid abstracts with monochrome. Adam Selman, Halpern and Tome step in to demonstrate.