Fierce & Feathery: The History of Animal Print

We all know fashion is an ever-changing art form. Vintage clothing is a history book, telling stories of every previous fad, from colors to fabrics to silhouettes. Some trends fizzle out, some resurge, but others rise up as the timeless classics we love over and over again.

Today's featured story from our vintage capsule, is one of those recurring staples: Animal Print.

Evolution of animal print in history: 

50's animal print 

luxurious long coats with full animal print were a popular 50's trend! 

60's animal print:

Boxy silhouettes dominated the 60's, but animal print didn't get left behind! Luxurious furs would have been big as ensemble-finishing statements. 

70's animal print 

A quintessential example of 70's animal print, this feather pattern blouse with a tie neck feature might have been paired with a high-waist flare pant. 

80's animal print 

Colors and a daring modular imitation cheetah print are examples of how the 80s dis animal print.

But how can we reclaim this historical motif? We don't simply discard it as a cliche. We reimagine this statement look as today's neutral.  

We hope you'll take a page from our book and fearlessly rock your favorite animal print in this super fun trend!