Before animal print became a fashion statement, it was a sign of power. It was believed that the skin of the slaughtered animal gave kings, queens and hunters the power of the animal, which is why they draped the skins on themselves, walls and laid them as rugs.
The good news is that animals are no longer slaughtered to create this exotic fashion staple that never goes out of style.
Animal prints have replaced skins and created a wave of being wild and daring, pushing the boundaries of fashion that was once portrayed as plain but sophisticated. This gave strength, freedom of expression and independence to women in the 1940s when the women's movement was in its early stages.
The most common and widely loved of the prints are leopard and cheetah, however, there is still an appreciation for the less common tiger, zebra and snakeskin prints. These unique prints go from exciting, alluring to neutral and earthy, which is why they are a must-have for every wardrobe.