Yes, it’s true that Cruella might just inspire your style this season thanks to her obsession over dalmation print, however TellusFashion aren’t as cruel to try and kill 101 puppies to stay on trend. Thanks to Topshop Unique at last fashion week, we have pretty much fallen in love with the cutsie dalmation print and here are some ways you can wear it this season without going over your highstreet budget…
Topshop Unique AW11
or keep cosy and warm in this Topshop faux fur swing coat
Dalmation Print Top – Oasis for ASOS.com
If you prefer to keep it subtle with animal prints then channel the look onto your fingernails using a matte white colour as your base (Alpine Snow by OPI) and careful dot on your spots using a plain black nail varnish (Black Onyx by OPI) and a fine nail art brush (nail art fine detail brush at essentialnails.com)
Everyone saw the explosion of houndstooth in the last few fall catwalks and on the highstreet, this popular trend seeing designers giving a little nod to mans best friend. But this A/W the catwalks have taken the trend to who new level…
It seems like our furry friends have taken over the A/W Catwalks, with everyone from Mulberry to Armani throwing a bone to our canine companions. Givenchy saw menswear jumpers embossed with snarling Rottweilers strutted down the catwalk, hanging baggy on tiny female models; androgynous and completely bow-WOW.
The barking-mad A/W Collection from Topshop Unique epitomised princess pup – the 101 Dalmation themed clothes were completed by a painted on nose and hair styled into dog ears in the form of top knots. Every little detail was complete to the whisker, including white and black dotted nails.
If your don’t feel like taking the trend too literal, Emanuel Ungaro and Tory Burch, amongst many, have taken the meaning of pampered pooch and sassed it up, introducing decadent dog collars to their A/W 2011 collections.
It may seem that some of the models were upstaged by a new breed of model, the crafty canine. The Louis Vuitton campaign sees models pouting alongside model mutts, pugs to be exact. Where as Emporio Armani and Mulberry wanted to pack more of a punch when it came to their A/W catwalk, or should we say Dog-Walk, when the audience saw four paws strutting down the catwalk rocking the latest in canine couture (dinner jacket for Armani and parker for Mulberry).
Barking mad or completely sassy, these designers certainly took a paws for thought when creating their collections. Theres no doubt TellusFashion will be rocking this trend – a fast way to get from mongrel to best in show in no time.