Once upon a time, leopard print was considered something which was reserved for ladies of the night and those with, as your nan might say, ‘loose morals’. The reality long acknowledged by fashion lovers however, is that leopard print has been a wear-whenever neutral almost as long as black has. Ertha Kitt wore it in the 1950s, Edie Sedgwick rocked it in the 1960s, when her role in Andy Warhol’s Factory saw girls around the world attempt to emulate her too-cool-for-school style. Alexa Chung is barely ever out of it, Kate Moss can’t go a week without being spotted in hers and even the veritable Queen of Fashion, Anna Wintour, has wrapped her sophisticated shoulders in the print on more than one occasion.
Many are touting leopard print as AW16’s wildest trend but the truth is that this is one look which never really went out of fashion, considered instead to be as much a neutral as black, grey or denim. Prove your style prowess this season in this Boutique Moschino Leopard Print Dress; the simple style has wardrobe classic written all over it.
Shop more new season neutrals in store now at Robinsons, where we have welcomed brand new stock for AW16 from fashion’s biggest designers.