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TRENDS: ANIMAL INSTINCT

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Style Watch by Eden Herbstman

September 2011

This isn’t the first fashion season where animal skin prints have graced the runways, however this season the volume of animal prints poses the question: When will they stop trending? Just like the LBD is a closet must have, so is a dress or accessory with a flare of animal print. For the upcoming fall season there is anything but a shortage of wild prints, turning the runways and the streets of NYC into the wild kingdom. Head to toe, iPad cases to handbags, exotic prints are being embraced. For this season though, the animal prints are the base for looks, and designers aren’t shy about embellishing them further with either accented metals, or adding a pop of color. It’s undeniable that animal prints add that extra something to an outfit. Let’s just say it’s safe to assume exotic prints won’t be going extinct anytime soon.

Written by Eden Herbstman

Design by Eden Herbstman

Captions:

1. Alice by Temperley, leopard sweater dress
2. Aurelie Bidermann, 18-karot gold plated snake wrap cuff
3. Chloe, python silk dress from the fall 2011 runway
4. Brian Atwood, leopard heel with silver accented chain
5. Alexander McQueen, leather and animal hair bootie
6. Christian Louboutin, leopard print calf hair loafers finished with a leather bow
7. Jimmy Choo, leopard Ipad case
8. Current Elliot, gray leopard straight leg jeans
9. Giuseppe Zanotti, two toned leopard and tiger striped black suede wedge
10. Pierre Hardy, leopard soft suede backpack
11. Jimmy Choo, suede and snake skin wedge
12. Elizabeth and James, multi silk animal print pant
13. The Row, leopard floor length coat from the fall 2011 runway
14. Edmundo Huerta, Barbara Regna, and Lauren Roberts wearing their best leopard print at The Couture Council of the Museum at FIT Annual Summer Party Honoring Valentino (photo by Patrick McMullan)
15. Prada, python over the calf boot with accented yellow toe.
16. Reed Krakoff, glazed python tote
17. Rebecca Taylor, gray leopard t-shirt

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