Leopard prints have been prowling the world’s key autumn/winter 2010 shows, as Eryn Behan from Mudpie reports from her latest trend safari. Stay on the hunt for Eryn and colleague Jo Little’s stand-out trend forecast at Fashion Exposed later this month.
Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.
Fall 10’s runways ask fashion fanatics to take ‘a walk on the wild side’, pushing big cat prints as ‘love hem or hate them’ leopard spots become the markings of the season.
We first spotted fashion’s emerging love affair with leopard print on spring/summer 10’s runways, as a scattering of designers opted for accessories decorated in the daring print. For autumn/winter 10/11 the trend is undeniable, with head-to-toe leopard ensembles and outsized prints gracing all of the ‘big four’ fashion weeks.
Street stylers are already on the prowlin an array of leopard ensembles. Body-con dresses provide the ultimate canvas for scaled-up spots, and high fashion enthusiasts are prowling thestreets in a slinky selection of leopard print separates and must have accessories. The boyfriend fit shirt has become a wardrobe essential and in big-cat spots, makes the perfect summer to autumn transition piece, best teamed with retro fit high-waist shorts and a slouch knit cardigan.
Head-to-toe leopard screams high fashion, while a pair of wedges or an oversized shopper offers an easy way to translate this trend.
The exclusive Australian representative for global trend forecaster Mudpie, Ginger Trend Consulting will present Mudpie’s Autumn/Winter 11/12 trend forecast on Sunday 29 August at 9.30 am during Fashion Exposed.