Python print satin, well I got so excited and just had to buy some. This sort of fabric is pretty much not my usual cup of tea at all. Even my husband, on spotting it (ha ha) said, "That's not like you". (Amazing that he should even notice the fabric I'm buying, for one; impressive, no?)
I think I'm getting caught up in the zeitgeist of fashion.
Does anyone remember these beauties? Last year Prada sent these divine dresses down the catwalk, and if python print was available that season I would have definitely been buying some, for sure. Prada has always been ahead of her time, a barometer for a future trend. She’s a master at sending out looks that seem to catch up with the rest of us a few years later on, and it seems this collection was no exception.
Photos from Prada Spring/Summer 09
In my latest Vogue magazine imagine my excitement to see this, and this…
Even Alexander McQueen, in what was sadly to be his last collection went all scaly-armoured. Get a load of this, written by Sarah Mower for www.style.com
"Then the models came out, dressed in short, reptile-patterned, digitally printed dresses, their gangly legs sunk in grotesque shoes that looked like the armored heads of a fantastical breed of antediluvian sea monster. McQueen, according to an internal logic detailed in a press release, was casting an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves."
Wow. I wish I had that gift with words. Instead I just have to let the picture do the talking...
So, is my wardrobe going to become futuristic, fantastical and reptilian? Well not completely, but I may be injecting into it just a little taste of this trend for autumn/winter...