Since time immemorial, snakeskin has been used by designers to create luxuriant bags, shoes and accessories. However, the pattern has never really made it big in apparel though designers presenting their Spring 2013 collections have taken a bold step forward and introduced reptilian prints on dresses too. Presented in an array of exciting spring shades ranging from bright green to white, these runway lines showed off the rigid fabric in head-to-toe boxy, structured and cool silhouettes. The exotic material lent a bold approach to outerwear, separates and dresses that stood out from the usual offerings on show for spring.
New York design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler used python skins in a patchwork effect with boxy-shaped athletic-inspired pieces that dominated their Spring 2013 collection. Some of the most sought after pieces in the line included zip-front sleeveless dresses, wide A-line skirts and oversized vests that used the exotic skin in passion-inspiring green and blue shades.
Erdem Moralioğlu’s spring ’13 line also showed off python skin in an unexpected combination of delicate materials. The designer used neutral snakeskin in overlaying compositions of patchwork and panels and matched it with brocades, jacquards silks and pastel lace.
One of the bigger brands to use snakeskin in their Spring 2013 lines was Gucci who presented an all-over technique using the textured skin to create trench coats, A-line sleeveless dresses and matching skirts and blouses. Gucci’s python skin collection uses bright and vivid monochrome styles in heavily contrasted aqua, pink and yellow snakeskin.
Via: Lady Lux