Trends in Animal Print Coat Fashions for AW11/12 (Autumn 2011 Winter 2012)
This review focuses on the new styles of
animal print coats for women. For 2011/12 we are seeing a lot
of coloured fabric prints bearing animal patterns especially
zebra and snakeskin in jackets and
dresses, all giving a fresh fashion twist.
Leopard print is now a classic pattern for
designers to incorporate in their catwalk shows.
Fur Jacket by Brioni AW11.
snakeskin and prints of other wild beasts translate well in
all materials from fur, velvet, spandex to silk chiffon and
lingerie fabrics. Animal print is timeless, and acts as a
bridging or updating print when used in novel ways. An
unexpected hat band, garment facing, wrist cuff belt or bag adds
saucy fillip to an otherwise subtle outfit. Just a hint of
animal print piping can bring an outfit bang up to date.
When selecting an animal print fur coat
that the proportions are correct for
your own body silhouette. Careful selection and trying on of
many styles and fabric weights will ensure you buy your
ideal animal print coat. Decide which animal print is for you.
You may be surprised at how many animal skin types there are and
huge range of animal markings.
Left - Moschino Leopard Stencilled Rabbit Coat
With Dyed Black Fox Trim.
Right - Ferragamo AW11 Stencilled Mink Coat.
Since a coat is such a statement making top
cover overall look, select more subtle pieces to wear
beneath the animal print piece.
High Street Leopard Print Jackets
three quarter jackets are ideal
winter coats for use casually
with trousers or as a luxury touch for evening. Last year I
bought faux fur Biba Leopard coat. It proved to be a very
successful buy for the arctic snowy winter we had and best of
all is such a classic item that it will be just as fashionable
this year and in winter 2012 as it was in 2010.
Biba today can be found at House of Fraser online or instore.
Left - Oasis AW11 - Fake Fur Leopard Print
Right - Leopard Print Coat at very.co.uk.
Right - Miss Selfridge Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat £89.
Contrast black faced revers add a wicked look.
Left - Leopard Faux Fur Coat £69.
Right - Dorothy Perkins Brown Animal Leopard Coat, Contrast
Catwalk Coats Fashion AW11/12
Jackets & Capes
Left - Caroline Charles - Animal Stencilled Calfskin Jacket.
Right - Latest Cape Trend - Malandrino Leopard Print Distressed Leather Jacket
With Kidassia Goat Collar Trim.
Short Animal Print Jackets
Retailers have adapted animal catwalk looks to produce some
useful jackets and many come in affordable prices.
This short faux fur jacket incorporates golden orange tones
giving fashion kudos for the rise of orange/tangerine/ginger
Left - Contoured Animal Print Fur Jacket From Missguided.
Right - Leather Leopard Print Pony Effect Biker Zipper Jacket -
£160 - ASOS WW AW11 Collection.
Left - Animal Print Fur Jacket From M&Co.
Right - M&S AW11 Limited Collection Fur Jacket.
Catwalk AW11/12 - Leopard Print Fur Gilets
Team plain trousers, jeans, jeggings or leggings with animal
print gilets. Gilets in leopard prints featured in several
catwalk shows for Autumn 2011.
Left - Leopard Print Fur Gilet from Anna Sui Aw11.
Left - Dior Leopard Printed Mink Gilet.
At a first glance you might think these are all leopard
patterns, but only two are leopard. From left to right
there is leopard, which has both open and closed small spots,
next is jaguar (with a more open paw like spot); at the centre
is cheetah (with a much smaller compact spot). The ocelot has
both curvy spots and short striped areas. Finally the last
image right is snow leopard, which is much paler in tone and has
open and closed spots.
Biba At House of Fraser - Camel Animal Print Floppy Hat £55/€88.
Biba Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Key Fashion Trends Autumn 2011
The key elements of fashion trends for autumn 2011, winter
2012 depend on longer lengths and bold rich vibrant colours in
contrast textures and luxury fabrics. The silhouette pays homage
to forties, sixties and seventies decades of style fashions. As
ever animal prints are used in almost every one of the different
women's fashion trends on offer.
Copyright of images courtesy of IFTF,
Swarovski, very.co.uk Marks & Spencer, House Of
Fraser, Debenhams, ASOS,
Marisota, Dorothy Perkins, Oasis, Missguided, M&Co. New
Look, Accessorize Monsoon, Internacionale, Miss Selfridge,
Sainsbury Tu, PRShots.com, River Island,
Marisota, F&F at Tesco, Pilot, NEXT, PRShots.com. Header
Image - AW11 Oasis Coat.
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