For girls who love animal print, the wild looks from Lanvin fall/winter 2013 pre-collection are something you would surely fancy. Designer Alber Elbaz, in his introductory comment to the collection, stated that “the world is perhaps a zoo…”.
Indeed, it is. Going wild like in a zoo is something I would personally do if the ensembles are as classy and clean as seen in the collection. The wild nature of the prints complements the luxurious fabrics used for the garments. Never have I seen head to toe animal print pairing that´s as polished as Alber Elbaz´s creations. It just proves that head to toe wild print could actually work.
A zebra striped coat worn with black leather tall boots, a dark leopard coat over a striking metallic dress accessorized with a lighter shade of leopard clutch and gloves, as well as zebra pumps, or a pony-effect jacket with an animal jacquard dress and a matching printed ponyskin bag and ankle boots, are the new ways to mix wild-nature.
The designer even pulled punches to a more daring display, but with animal magnetism in mind that´s to be “sensually expressed through a palette of muted colours and delicate textures”. Would you dare such strong pairings as a leopard-print sweatshirt with a tiger trouser, or a flamboyant tiger print coat decorated with black and white jewels sprigged with daisies teamed with leopard knee high boots?
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For girls who prefer to dare less, you´d probably feel safer in a tailored, wrapped gray dress with leather belt and wild accessories.
Remember that this collection is inspired by the wardrobe of a very elegant French woman, that should explain the incredible visibility of elegance and elitism. Would you dare to dress like a zoo, in a good sense, this fall and winter?