How to wear leopard – the vegan way
These three coats lead the way
Leopard print is back, but it never really went away. If you have had a thing for leopard printed coats, autumn 2018 may be your favorite fashion season. Not only is leopard print back in a major way, but there’s a whole new feel to it thanks to the biggest catwalks in Paris and Milan. Sure, leopard-printed jackets have made an annual appearance this time of year for the past few decades, but this autumn there is also a gib focus on sleeker, grown-up finishes than the usual fluffy retro faux fur. Whether you’ll be digging your own vintage leo prints out of storage or shopping for a fresh 2018 spin on fashion’s most enduring trend, one thing’s for sure; for autumn we’ll all be decked in animal prints and we couldn’t be happier about it.
Make leopard print yours
We have selected three coats that you shouldn’t miss if you want to get in the trend. Whether you want to go for the straight-off-the-runway look or want to channel Scary Spice, leopard print can be styled in any way you want. It instantly elevates any outfit and always looks great. Stella McCartney’s trench coats are always a hit with the style set and we’re sure this leopard-print version will be no different. Cut from nylon in a longline shape, it’s detailed with buckle fastenings at the collar, cuffs and hem and an oversized storm flap for when the wind really bites. Free People’s Kate coat is one that gives us a reason to start counting down the days. Strong leopard spots scatter its fluffy profile to add interest to the simplest of your cotton tees. Dropped shoulders set a relaxed vibe, and so does the slightly outsized silhouette. Leave it open over an all-black look if you want to balance all that boldness. House of Fluff is an ethical, faux fur fashion brand based in New York City. Playfully describing each piece they make as like “a gigantic chic hug”, the brand works with organic and sustainable materials wherever possible, and uses natural dyes. Designed in a trench silhouette, this one is made from short faux fur that has a velvety feel.
Text: Margaux Lombard, October 18th 2018