You're An Animal: Fashion Inspired By the Natural World

Feeling uninspired in the wardrobe department? Tired of looking to impractical street-style bloggers for guidance? Fear not, my friends. I have an easy solution, and it may be lingering right outside your window. Even if it isn’t right outside your window, you can always enlist the help of Google.

Let me just preface this by letting you know I might be nuts because I’ve never heard of anyone else comparing animals and fashion design. For whatever reason, I look at animals and think: gosh – look at those color combinations, those textures, those shapes. If animals were somehow interpreted into outfits, they’d be brilliant! Even pigeons got it goin’ on. Okay, I can already hear thoughts of protest on the pigeon thing, but imagine the perfect gray outfit with a pop of coral colored shoes. Not so bad, eh?

With summer right around the corner, I put myself on a mission to find colorful designs that resembled animals. Needless to say, I found tons of animal print, snakeskin patterns and images of actual animals on clothing. All of these were great, but they were also very expected. And where’s the inspiration in expectation? I’d rather we make some thought provoking and artsy comparisons! Luckily, I managed to find some remarkable designs along with equally remarkable animal counterparts.

Was a Western Meadowlark used to inspire the designers at Zara to make this summer dress? My guess is probably not. As a matter of fact, I have no idea if any of these designers were inspired by animals. But that doesn’t mean you can’t! These clothing designs are undoubtedly a great example of how nature can be interpreted.

The best part? Even if you despise the outfits, looking at the animals and their aesthetic can help you dream up outfits with clothes right out of your closet. There are so many incredible animals in this world. They could use some credit!

 

 


Left: Giant Anteater
Right: Vince

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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