Summer 2019: Fashion goes wild for animal print


  • Style
  • Monday, 22 Apr 2019

A model walks the runway at the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2019 runway show.

While brands all seem to be harking back to the 1990s this season, there are several trends in store for Summer 2019, notably with travel-inspired themes. Safari-style animal print, for example, is set to bring a wild side to this vacation season's hottest looks.

Whether rocked head-to-toe, in discreet touches or in accessory form, the time is right to pounce on animal prints such as leopard, snake and zebra.

A host of brands sent animal print down the runway at the Spring/Summer 2019 shows, held back in September and October 2018. The head-to-toe look proved particularly popular with luxury ready-to-wear labels, giving rise to a bold summer wardrobe.

Still, some designers nodded to the trend with smaller touches of animal print, offering a more accessible way to wear the motifs.

Head-To-Toe Leopard Or Snake

While python print was a hit with certain fashion houses – see Emporio Armani's super-bright neon version – leopard is set to be king of prints when it comes to livening up summer looks.

Many brands showed all-over looks, such as Longchamp, with its Wild West inspirations mixing animal print and fringing, and Elie Saab, with a full outfit – shorts, top, jacket, bag and thigh boots – for a walk on the wild side in the utmost style.

Dolce & Gabbana went for Italian-style retro glamour with a slightly sheer asymmetric dress worn with pumps and socks.

Whatever the style, summer is the perfect season to try out a head-to-toe leopard look, channeling a chic and feminine vibe with an unmistakably untamed roar. Whether at the beach or in the city, the fiercest of fashion fans can prowl with pride this summer.

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Carnival Of Animal Accessories

The good news for fashion fans looking for a more discreet way to board the trend is that animal print is also coming to a load of accessories this season.

From sandals and thigh boots to sunglasses, handbags and scarves, luxury labels went all out with animal-print pieces to liven up the season's looks with accessories finished in leopard, snake or zebra motifs.

Blumarine, for example, showed a large snake-print bag, while Saint Laurent pinned leopard-print scarves to blouse collars, and Rochas brought its subtly colourful reinterpretation of leopard and zebra motifs to bags and shoes.

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Note that Antonio Marras stood out from the crowd by using animal print to form wide bands on several dress designs – also paired with other motifs and prints. Similarly, animal print created several wide panels on a loose-cut yellow raincoat. – AFP Relaxnews

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A model walks the runway at the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2019 runway show.


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