Animal prints have long been a popular style for many reasons. For one, they are generally expensive and considered rather exotic: hence they are a symbol of wealth and status. Throughout history, kings and other high people have used animal print rugs and such as a sign of status just as mounted animals are kept as trophies. Animal print became popular for women in the United States in the late 1960's during the Hippie Movement.
Yesterday, I was having a conversation about Leopard Prints and how it seems to have stuck around. I don't necessarily dislike the print, I just feel that it has lost it's luster. I wish it was used in a more subtle way...to make it more luxurious. I see it so much, I feel it has become a staple in peoples general rotation.
You will definitely see the "Panthera Pardus" (leopard) print again for the Autumn/Winter 2010 collections across the world.
Sergio Rossi Boots
What is your take on the Leopard print? Is it still a sexy skin or a wet cat?
Your comments are welcome.