Given that fashion trends come and go fairly quickly, it's been a while since animal prints have featured in the collections of the most famous designers.
Actually, the trend started many, many years ago, when kings and nobles wore a lot of animal skins, as they considered them symbols of wealth and social status.
But it was in the 60s when wildlife became the inspiration for many a stylish woman, particularly in the United States, and the ‘animal print’ trend truly took off.
One of my fashion muses - Stella McCartney, whose garments and patterns are to die for – is extremely environmentally conscious. All of her fabrics are synthetic: even the leather used in her bags is imitation. So, too, are these shorts made by the talented designer and daughter of Paul.
I have paired the shorts with sandals and a vintage bag (in the same python print). I selected this pink shirt with gorgeous Indian embroidery, which I’ve had for years, to break up the colors - and voilá!
It’s a cool, youthful and fun look! Perfect for a summer’s day anywhere in the world.
Do you like it?