Fashion and nature: How fashion got inspired by nature
From the fashion greats such as Alexander McQueen who was inspired by the birds of prey that lived near his childhood home in the east end of London, to the great fabric mills of Italy and Britain inspired by their surrounding landscapes, nature has always been an important inspiration to the fashion and clothing industry.
Even today, when fabrics can easily be made to replicate natural fibres, wools, cashmeres, silks and exotic leathers are used and greatly appreciated by fashion designers and their customers for their quality and luxurious finish.
Flowers and jungle prints.
Animal prints are a signature favourite for designers such as the late Yves Saint Laurent, Miuccia Prada and the current creative directors at Givenchy, Prada and Roberto Cavalli who frequently use leopardskin and snakeskin prints. And this is not just for womenswear.
We are all animals after all and just as our ancestors wore animal skins and hides not just to keep warm but also show what tribe they were part of, so the trend continues today!
Written by www.MilanStyle.co.uk, The men’s international style and fashion destination.