• Style Rethink
    Snakeskin is having a moment. Cool yet elegant, there’s no reason to be afraid, says CHRISTA D’SOUZA

    Welcome to the world of python. Feeling wary? Don’t worry – me too. The whole notion of ‘exotic’ feels terribly decadent. Then there are all those ’70s connotations. Not the good ’70s, though; the bad ’70s, resplendent with non-ironic mullets, seen-better-days fur coats, sideburns and ridiculously tight pants for men. How on earth did human beings find each other attractive back then?

    And yet, even as I write this, I know that a bit of python, real or fake, is probably just the thing my wardrobe needs at the moment. Something to give it a bit of edge, but in a more subtle, less center-stage way than, well, leopard. Because if leopard says ‘barmaid’ – and, on some level, however ironic, it does – then python definitely says ‘street-smart’.

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    Backstage style at Erdem SS13

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