From the Design Desk: Animal Patterns
While nerding out over polka-dots versus stripes, designer Allison Weiner mentioned that she’s also a fan of animals prints. “Like tigers, leopards and zebras?” I asked a bit puzzled since Allison doesn’t gravitate toward retro fashion, safari or a “bad girl” look. But she quickly explained that she meant prints or patterns made up of animal illustrations.
Indeed, what’s not to love about prints composed of tiny rabbits, deer or as in with the examples above, cats?! The dress on the left, designed by Zara, we found in the blog Karolina’s Property. The dress on the right, is by their European rival Mango.
Next time I see a pattern made up of animals I’ll think of Allison’s take on “animal print.” And just as with polka-dots and stripes, tiny animals prints can be the cat’s pajamas.
-Suzanne LaGasa and Allison Weiner
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