Dries Van Noten
Modernizing animal print for it's 9th life...15 times over.
Here to bring you your bi-annual update on animal print’s current status in the fashion world and your wardrobe: me…and the Spring Summer 2020 runway. This season, animal print retained its rightful spot as one of the top prints on the pattern podium with unexpected colors and lively combinations. The pattern was modernized by boldness, forgoing its occasionally familiar role as a glorified but eclectic neutral.
Brands across the runways of Copenhagen opted for bright snakeskins and multi-animal print looks that utilized the pattern as a function of maximalism. Swedish-based Stand Studio featured various iterations of snakeskin in daring hues including electric orange, all-over lavender, and neon yellow. While Ganni explored combinations of snakeskin, leopard, and zebra anchored by neutral basics.
Stand Studio SS20
Les Petits Joeuers
Classic brands also refreshed the trend with embellished and all-over print. Richard Quinn incorporated animal print into his always-fantastical and voluminous silhouettes including oversized leopard and sequined snakeskin. While Dries Van Noten effortlessly integrated bright leopard and tiger prints with luxurious brocade and vibrant tropical prints for your warm weather-spo. There was also an onslaught of animal print tights for the daring dresser.
To parlay this into your wardrobe, pull out and reinspire your older animal print items and combine them with new patterns and lively colors. Lean into zebra and snakeskin to add modernity to your usual tribe of prints and don't forget: animal print IS a neutral.