Unleash your animal instinct relying on literal drawn animals not only at your garments like coats or dresses, but opting to bring them in shoes, bags, scarves or brooches. Sweet prints with complete animals are the new and alternative trend against wild impressions.
Gucci Spring/Summer 2016
Catwalk designers have softened their glare to transform the hackneyed animal print in the version with spots; now they bet on painting, stamping or embroidering real animal silhouettes. Snakes walk winding in Gucci Summer 2016 and they slither even by the heel of their mules, cats pose from red dresses in Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2016, lions roar in the leggings and dresses proposed by Roberto Cavalli and birds fly away in Alexander McQueen designs.
As for how to look the new prints with animals, the first premise is to avoid excesses betting on basic neutral colors like black as well as denim. The idea is to build looks in which the wild prints are incorporated naturally, almost unintentionally, in the details or massively on monochrome garments.
Alexander McQueen – Chanel Autumn/Winter 2016-2017
So while Hermès supports the wilder side of the trend with the collection “Carnets d’Ecuador”, Kenzo points to the magic of Disney reinterpreting the original drawings of the animated classic “The Jungle Book” for a capsule collection in the premiere of the new version of the film. A womenswear and menswear full-color collection with prints that cover cotton silk shirts, jackets, pants, shorts, dresses…
Kenzo for Disney Capsule Collection: Kaa’s eyes sweater, €290 – Hawaii Dress, €490 – Shere Khan allover Tshirt, €125 – Jungle Jacket, €450
Gucci also plays with animals in an exclusive capsule collection for luxury shopping site Net-a-Porter, designed by the creative director Alessandro Michele. A line that reflects the new chaos magic aesthetic of the Italian firm, in a total of 20 pieces composed by jumpers, skirts, shirts, bags in various sizes, mules… ranging from €330 to €3,700.
Gucci for Net-A-Porter Capsule Collection – Embellished wool sweater €1,300 – Dionysus mini floral-print leather shoulder bag €1,500 – Printed bonded cotton-jersey sweatshirt, €890
Monkeys, lions, tigers, leopards and birds invade the new collection of porcelain Carnets d’Hermès Ecuador, a tribute to the wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Dallet; partner of the firm for over 30 years. On the different pieces that make up the line are printed Dallet sketches made in charcoal, pencil or ink.
An animal magic that pervades everything, including home decor, and is governed by the formula: “graphic pattern + color block + print with animals = key look of the season”. The objective is to discover your favorite animal company!