Some fashions may come and go, while others stay the same. Such as in the bold and playful leopard print that now and again, seems to reappear into our lives like a long-lost friend, and for a myriad of reasons. Firstly, this black-and-tan pattern can easily weave itself with almost any colour palette — including jewelled hues, neons, or neutrals of black or camel. Next, it can be dressed up or down depending on your personalité. It flatters every single skin tone, and incidentally, began its ascent to the fashion masses as early as 1947, when this Leopard design was firmly imprinted and etched in the work of Christian Dior, on debut of his “New Look” collection, and later in the 1950’s, donned by Eartha Kitt to match her wild, ‘feline-inspired’ nature.
Fast forward half a century later, what is it about this famous leopard print that still manages to take us away from the humdrum of the everyday, whether appearing on a faux fur coat or on a draping georgette dress? Moreover, what does this powerful leopard print coat convey to women, that still lingers in our minds as the premiere fashion choice for the modern woman?
The answer takes us on location in Paris, as seen in ‘Sunday life Magazine’. Where we are transported to an ornate Parisian apartment, with an incredible creative team, including celebrated photographer Daniela Federici and stylist Penny McCarthy. Where in a single afternoon, we envisaged a savoir-faire so risqué and so sensual - exemplifying the lustre of quintessential ‘Boudoir Chic’. An ageless style so fashion-forward – and modelled so brilliantly by French actress and muse Dorcas Coppin. A photoshoot that embodies a woman on the hunt, using her wits and her sexuality to slink into her lair of luxury à la Française. Nowadays, for a woman of any degree, n’est ce pas?
Embrace your inner feline spirit with our two top picks for a dose of ‘je ne sais quoi’:
This fabulous, luxe, and warm coat will transform any outfit. From casual jeans to formal dresses, add instant opulence to your look with our Leopard Faux Fur Coat. Heavenly soft, this coat is also cosy with a stand collar and easy snap button fastening. Add some féminin drama, we dare you.
- Leopard print faux fur
- Relaxed fit
- Garment length: 79cm (size S)
- Stand collar
- Fabric-covered snap button fastening
- Front pockets
- Fully lined
- Main: 100% polyester
- Lining: 55% polyester, 45% viscose
- Leopard print
Let our Drawstring Georgette Print Dress do all the talking. Featuring a small-scale Leopard print, this dress offers a gathered notched V neckline and a statement gold and jewelled button for optional styling. The fullness of the skirt and sheerness of the Georgette strikes a glamorous feminine look, complemented with a blouson sleeve. Pair it with your favourite winter boot and simple gold accessories.
- Viscose georgette
- Relaxed fit
- Garment length: 127cm (size S)
- Notched V neckline with ruffle detail
- Statement gold and jewelled button
- Shaped under bust seam with tie detail
- Full length blouson sleeve with panel detail
- Elasticated cuff
- Elasticated back waist gathering
- Adjustable slip in Chocolate
- Main: 100% viscose
- Slip: 100% rayon
- Leopard print