For AW16, designers have trusted their animal instincts on the catwalks, running wild with rich animal textures and luxe faux fur. And leopard, the ultimate ‘it’ girl print that never dates, made its triumphant return. Dior models walked the walk in leopard coats while at Givenchy, the print was thrown into the mix alongside zebra, snakeskin and psychedelic patterns. Elsewhere, we saw leopard spots knits peeking out from underneath coats, luxurious stoles and maxed-out accessories. Get in on the look and go wild with our top leopard-print picks.
Walk On The Wild Side
Follow the lead of Mary Katrantzou by wearing leopard-print from head to toe – or just your toes in this case. Our leopard point shoes are an easy introduction to the trend, giving you a stylish head-start without overwhelming your outfit.
Hailed as the queen of print, Mary Katrantzou used leopard as a base for her 1950s-inspired collection. But rather than being the star of the show, the print was used as a backdrop for bold colours and clashing patterns to create an eclectic feel. Get the look with our Lola leopard scarf and wear it wrapped neatly around your shoulders, or drape it over a printed trench coat.
In The Mix
Leopard wasn’t the only animal print on the scene at Fashion Week. From zebra to faux snakeskin, more was definitely more for many designers such as Givenchy. Get to grips with texture clashes with our multi patchwork across-body bag – it’s a statement piece in its own right but, if you’re feeling brave, sling it on over a leopard-print coat for stand-out style.
From clutches to ladylike handbags, bags were used to add an extra element of cool to the leather-clad models at Louis Vuitton. The stand-out piece that brought a touch of back-to-school style to proceedings was the leopard-print rucksack, carried casually by the handle. Get the look with our blurred leopard backpack and wear it with chunky boots and a tailored coat for a look that’s straight off the catwalk.