Art of Style

Everybody’s wearing animal print

Be queen of the sartorial jungle in SS19’s leopard, cheetah, snake and zebra prints

Chloe Harrouche
Sabrina Meijer
Brune Buonomano
Caroline Issa
Janka Polliani
Natalia Vodianova
Leonie Hanne
Elizabeth von der Goltz
Ada Kokosar
Anna Vitiello
Bettina Looney
Yoyo Cao
Liya Kebede

We’re all well versed by now that animal print is fashion’s new neutral, and the interminable pattern remains at the forefront of our wardrobes. But how do you stop these pieces becoming a monotonous undertone? For SS19, look to prints in new color ways, such as Alexander McQueen’s red zebra-patterned dress, for an additional punch. Alternatively, A.W.A.K.E.’s snake-print trench coat brings a subtle upgrade to a timeless classic.

How to style animal prints now

1. Pep up your 9-5 outfits by teaming animal-print skirts and pants with color-block sweaters and classic coats.

2. Mix and match – the most modern way to wear pattern is to layer up and clash.

3. This is one instance where more really is more, so take your styling cues from Caroline Issa and work it from head to toe.

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