While animal print will always be in fashion, think wild spots and stripes, animal graphics have taken the spotlight as of late. Trends have gradually changed to the entire animal being featured on a fabric. Animal-inspired style was popular on the Fall 2012 runways and has continued to trickle in and out of stores.
Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was inspired by bumblebees, which translated into buzz-worthy Spring 2013 looks. Honeycomb motifs were featured on pantsuits and brimmed hats. Golden bees adorned tortoise shell accessories. Turns out jeweled bees grab people’s attention, as the detailed runway photos have made their rounds of social media.
Peter Som designed a collection exclusively for the eclectic, feminine brand Anthropologie called Peter Som for Made in Kind. The line included a zebra dress and blouse with large zebra heads all over, rather than zebra stripes. Anthropologie also sells a zebra laced sandal by All Black.
Reconsider your animal print and opt for sporting the real thing. Safari animals are the most common, so take a trip to the zoo for inspiration.