As per mentioned in my previous Shoes.Of.The.Day segment, animal skins are all the rage on the catwalks these past few seasons. Another great example of an animal skin that is huge is the Leopard imprimé, which has made many appearances on different catwalks worldwide for the past few seasons now. As per mentioned previously here, Leopard was a strong Spring.2011 trend, and is as strong for Fall.2011.
Designers are using different textured combination (pony hair mixed with leather for instance) and mixing different colors to the traditional leopard imprimé (white black and brown for instance) in order to modernize the looks. The use of ornaments and wild colors are also newer design elements which give the leopard imprimé a newer dimension.
Lets see my favorites for Fall.2011:
Designers are pulling all the stops for you ladies using studs, tassels, fringing, sky-high heels and other design components to make you stand out. My personal favorite: the gorgeous Sam Edelman studded pumps. They are classic in shape but oh so wild in look. Swoon Ladies!
Guys are not to be forgotten when it comes to leopard so it seems as designers have integrated the pattern onto classic shapes (loafers and laced-up) as well as the for sportier types with high-top sneakers. My personal favorite: the Pierre Hardy high-top sneakers in that wild leopard imprimé with black trims. Sneakers that are unconventional and oh so delightful. I want them so bad!
Are you feeling the wild vibe?