Although I am generally opposed to using animal skin or fur in fashion, python skin is another story. My opinion on python skin is not based on fashion, but on the fact that a snake shedding its skin is a natural part of its life, therefore, I am hoping, no snakes are harmed to create the coats, dresses, bags, and shoes the fashion world has fallen in love with.
This season, dozens of designers have intertwined their runway creations with the creatures of the jungle. Python skin has become one the biggest trends of Fall 2011 and Resort 2012, but had also made its way to earlier S/S '11 collections, (see above). Prada's snake skin bags and boots were quite beautiful, but for personal wear, their extravagant coats were not for me. Burberry Prorsum out a trendy spin on snake skin, and, as usual, won me over with their gorgeous python belts. I had noticed that this trend was largely based on accessories, and had was not only a favorite on the runway, but also adapted into high-street wear.
For an exotic, flamboyant look, python skin should be the first choice to turn to this season. Aldo, Banana Republic, and many other brands have put an affordable, nonetheless stylish, spin on the gorgeous runway looks of the season.
Would you wear python skin? What do you think of this trend?