We’ve Fallen Back In Love With Animal Print Thanks To Tiger King

Leopard, tiger, zebra, we'll take the lot.

Tiger King Fashion Grazia

by Natalie Hammond |
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It’s difficult to decide what’s more outlandish. The premise of Tiger King (a man, a murderous vendetta and his large collection of equally large cats). Or the larger-than- life fashion. Joe Exotic’s sequinned leopard-spotted shirts slashed to the naval are almost as hair-raising as his mullet, while his bitter adversary, Carole Baskin, gives the idea of head-to-toe print clashing a whole new meaning with her big cat-inspired look.

The S/S ’20 catwalks definitely got the animal magnetism memo. There were leopard coats at Balenciaga, zebra skirt suits at Dolce & Gabbana and tiger dresses that hugged the body at Marine Serre.

Hearing the call of the wild? Start with Le Monde Beryl’s leopard slip-ons or Boden’s zebra belt. Once you’ve tackled those, you can graduate to Rixo’s tiger-stripe silk dress in a hot shade of mustard. ‘A good tiger print means power. It’s confidence-inducing and is such a statement piece,’ says the brand’s co-founder, Henrietta Rix.

SHOP: The Best Animal Print Pieces


SHOP: The Best Animal Print Pieces

boden belt1 of 12

Boden, Classic Buckle Belt Zebra, £45

& other stories skirt2 of 12

& Other Stories, Satin Mini Skirt, £45

ganni silk shirt3 of 12

Ganni, Silk Linen Shirt, £295

le monde beryl shoes4 of 12

Le Monde Beryl, Venetian Leopard-Print Backless Slipper Shoes, £400

lily & lionel dress5 of 12

Lily & Lionel, Tiger Black Rina Dress, £450

rixo dress6 of 12

Rixo, Long-Sleeve Midi Dress, £315

whistles swimsuit7 of 12

Whistles, Zebra Print Swimsuit, £59

staud shoulder bag8 of 12

Staud, Sasha Shoulder Bag, £290

Roger Vivier Mules9 of 12

Roger Vivier Mules, £750

zara top10 of 12

Zara, Pleated Top, £15.99

l'agence tank11 of 12

L'Agence, Jane Silk Cami Tank, £185

pink blouse12 of 12

Pinko, Blouse With Mixed Faded Animal Pattern, £145

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