Animal print has been an integral part of fashion. So has reptile print! Snakeskin print has been on trend for year round fashion consistently for the last three years. As versatile as the leopard print, snake print has been all over the runways in clothes, bags, shoes and accessories.
Historical times are witness to snake skin being used as a mode of currency. Just like animal prints, owning snake skin was considered a sign of luxury and status. Snakes have various symbolic importance in different cultures around the world such as fertility, healers, good luck, etc. Snake shaped jewellery was a common thing in ancient Egypt. The Nile cobra was worshipped as a god. Even at home in India, we see a cobra draped around the neck of Lord Shiva and Vishnu. We also celebrate Nag Panchami where snakes are worshipped.
So how did the snake print enter fashion? Snake print was first seen as a huge trend in the 70s & 80s. Snake print was seen on fashion items like boots, bags and belts. From then, it has been consistently on and off trend for quite some time and resurfaces every few years. And just like fanny packs & slogan tees, the snake print trend has made a huge comeback this year. It is also considered a wardrobe staple due to its earthy colours that make it a neutral.
Here are a few snake print iconic moments in the fashion world.
Let’s check out some runway looks for the snake print.
Chloe SS 2018
Salvatore Ferragamo SS 2018
Bottega Veneta SS 2018
Fendi SS 2018
While not everyone can carry a head to toe snake print look, here are a few ways in which you can incorporate this trend in your wardrobe this year. Check out how I have made the snake print trend my own in the video I made for you!