Even if you are not a fashion addicts and have not read fashion magazines, you must have noticed from all the information flowing around you that one of the biggest trends for Fall/Winter 2018 is the return of animal print.

Consider animal prints as the new neutral. They are everywhere and on everything. The Animalia trend involves the craze for designs made from fabrics inspired by the pattern of the skin and fur of an animal. I hope you are ready to tap into your animal instincts for Fall because at the AW18 show, designs in animal print headlined many of the fashion shows with a number of designers joining the leap with Leopard print pieces, ranging from coats to leggings. Designer labels such as Victoria Beckham, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Max Mara, etc, were some of the few that indulged in this animal print trend; providing a modern day take on this enduring staple. Celebrities like Katy Perry, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and Nigerian designers like Lisa Folawiyo and Ngonna Omeruo have already been spotted indulging in this trend.

We are talking about the animal print that Donatella Versace brought out in the SS18 collection, in which it commemorated the golden age of its brother Gianni, resurrecting the most iconic extravagant and baroque prints of its collections from the early 90s. Many more designers have taken in their fashion proposals, first for SS18 and then for FW18.

 

Versace

Tom Ford

Yves Saint Laurant

 

Max Mara

 

Gyllium

The couture brand for luxury organizers has a limited collection with animalia print that can bring all your outfits in line with the new fashion trend.

 

Manolo Blahnik

The king of shoes, Manolo Blahnik, one of the world’s most influential footwear designers and trendsetters, has a collection with animal prints.

 

Giuseppe Zanotti

Another famous shoe brand: Giuseppe Zanotti, also has animal prints in its FW18 collection. Over-the-knee in a smooth, stretch leopard print and accented with a black heel and toe, here is the REESE.

 

 

 

Valentino

Stella McCartney

Even the sportswear is getting trendy with Stella McCartney sneakers incorporating animal print details.

 

Selfridges

Selfridges offers numerous brands with animal prints:

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Marking our territory in @Ganni

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Rebecca Minkoff

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Pattern play #nsale

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Gucci, Dior, Balenciaga, Ellie Saab, Kenzo, Victoria Beckham

Leopard print is a must-have for Fall 2018 according to many brands: YSL, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabanna, Balmain, Victoria Beckham and Fendi among many others.

Left to right: Dolce & Gabbana,Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors, Kenzo

 

Left to right: Gucci, Balenciaga, Dior, Elie Saab

 

Left to right: Balenciaga, Ashley Williams, Tom Ford, Tom Ford

Left to right: Michael Kors, Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham
Source: https://www.wmagazine.com

 

 

 

Giovanna Battaglia Englebert

Giovanna Battaglia Englebert, internationally renowned Italian stylist, based in New York, having collaborated with some of the biggest magazines from W to Vogue Japan, has quickly been noted by the Fashion Sphere for her researched looks and her ultra-communicative good mood. She often wears different vibrant patterns and often through a hashtag claims that her favorite colour is animalia.