17 October 2011

Donatella Versace & Anna Wintour slip into the snakeskin trend!

Donatella Versace snakeskin bag and jacketAnna Wintour snakeskin coat

One of the coolest (and coldest blooded) trends to have slipped off the Autumn Winter runways was coloured snakeskin. Now queen of fashion, Donatella Versace, has gone for a controversial matchy-matchy accessories look by pairing her jacket to her holdall on a recent flight. To help water-proof our theory, here’s Anna Wintour in a bottle green snakeskin mac, making her way to the Burberry show at London Fashion Week.

 Chloe A/W runway snakeskin trend

It’s all the rage this autumn. Chloe provided everything a girl could wish for in snakeskin – from floaty, snakeskin printed chiffon maxidresses to slinky rock n roll snakeskin blouses. Then, chez Gucci, snakeskin came in rich jewel colours, mainly in the form of outerwear like belted trenches and bikers.

Gucci A W renway snakeskin trend

Then there was the super-feminine collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino which was complemented by coloured python handbags and snakey knee-length boots. Now we come to mention it, there was more than a touch of snakeskin over at Prada as well, what with their knee boots, clutch bags and coats.

 Prada A/W runway snakeskin trend

Now, we’re not 100% we want to deck ourselves head to toe in reptilian garb, and if you’re not either, maybe you should take the Chloe approach to snakeyness. A little touch here and there – and think of a fabric, rather than leather material. Avoid tight shiny satiny snake, a silk bodycon dress is a no thanks.

Liz Hurley in a snakeskin blouseCurrent Elliot snakeskin jeans

Although we are sure that Donatella and Anna’s jackets are sturdy and weatherproof, we think we’d copy Liz Hurley (and we NEVER thought we’d write that) and simply SLIP into a blouse like this blue one (or maybe with a more matt finish, and two more buttons done up) OR these wicked snake print skinny jeans from Current Elliot. (£180 from Oxygen Boutique) Ssssplendid!

- Naomi Attwood


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