The Autumn/Winter 2018 is definitely the fashion season of the animal print.
But of course, when did we really have a fashion season without an animal print. We love it, we hate it, we find it vulgar, we find it irresistible, we fear it , we brave it – it never leaves us indifferent. Personally, I am quite excited to see some very good interpretation of the animal print, from new brands to mega brands, from high street to couture, and a large variety of colors and textures.
For us, when looking an at animal print garment, we focus on the spots or the stripe design, the texture of the material, the way they talk to each other and of course, the functionality of the respective clothing item.
We choose to match the mysterious, feline feeling of the print with the allure, grit, coolness and comfort in the same time, of the ubiquitous hoodie.
As always when creating a new item, we try to make it as versatile as possible, and give it the potential of belonging in your wardrobe for different stages of our lives. The side zipper gives a stylish edge to this hoodie, allowing us to play with asymmetrical lines. Makes it easier to wear it on top of a coat, over a dress, and is also ideal to wear during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding.
The zipper is a high quality metallic one and the puller is adorned with Swarovski crystals.
We choose to use two prints, both the tiger and the leopard, as we think our personalities are multifaceted, and at any time we share traits with more than one majestic animal.
For the texture – we opted for a jacquard knitting structure from Italian merino finer than 19,5 microns. This technique transforms an extrafine yarn in a thicker, denser fabric that is perfect for the cold season, handles wind better than plain knitwear, does not pill easily and maintains its shape well, all this while retaining its softness, the luxurious feel and the thermoregulating properties.
For the leopard part of the hoodie we have used three different colors of merino yarns plus a touch of Lurex for the contour of the spots, making our 4 color leopard stand out among others. The tiger part uses two contrasting merino yarns.