May 16, 2019

Spots, Stripes, and Snakes

Leopard-spotted coats and dresses, python boots, and zebra-striped blouses mirrored the animal prints we saw on many runways.

The New Statement Coat

For years, the streets outside the Fall runway shows were insanely plush. Fur was the dominant outerwear trend, from soft shearlings to rainbow-striped chubbies and everything in between. Maybe it has something to do with the real-versus-faux argument—many women have vowed to stop wearing both—or perhaps we’re all just ready for a change. This season’s most photogenic coats fell into two camps: long and lean in a bold color, or vividly printed. They made just as much of a statement—and were likely a lot easier to pack, too.