And I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing or not...
It's already everywhere, and it has been so for quite some time now. It's been done to death by the blogs, by the hipsters, by the high-street, fast-fashion chain stores, hell, I even did it in my vintage DKNY jacket last year (and today with my scarf from Africa - yes I see the irony). But for a trend that is so monolithic in the current, circulating grand scheme of trends, I'm actually surprised to see it feature in the S/S11 shows so predominantly once again.
And it kind of makes it worse that designers don't show in season so we already have it and more of it is coming, and in between those season time frames we get to see every celebrity have their go at the trend, so really, by the time we're all super excited for this season, it's kind of like "blah" to have it thrown in our faces all over again.
Givenchy was soaking in leopard, Carine Roitfeld has been wearing her's everywhere, (the same jacket as Bryan Boy's). Leopard was the feature of Lanvin's recent pre-fall collection, and if you do a "leopard" search on Net-a-Porter, you return upwards of one hundred items taged with the print - that that doesn't include the designers that are selling straight on Net-a-Porter post show. But with even all this high-end attention, I still can't get over how many blogs have been citing the trend for the past year, and only now it's being picked up and really pushed by the industry.
I'm kind of over it. Although, seeing the below photo snapped by Tommy Ton, I kind of find it hard to hate.
images: nymag, tommy tonShare