Snakeskin Coats and Long Skirts by Missoni

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Italian fashion powerhouse, Missoni, has long been known for its eye-catching zig-zag prints and patterns that have made it a status symbol the world over.  For Fall and Winter of 2011 to 2012, the Milanese legend showcased another pattern that is catching just as many eyes and turning just as many heads:  snakeskin.

On the runway, the model showed off a full-length snakeskin coat that was a true show-stealer, putting all eyes on the elegant and hip selection, making it the must-have coat for fall and winter.  The Missoni snakeskin coat was a statement piece that captivated everyone and inevitably became the “statement” that everyone wanted to make with their clothing.

It is not just Missoni that is embracing the trend; snakeskin and other animal prints have been popping up all over the runways and it is evident that the look is here to stay for awhile.  It is being seen in all colors, from muted beiges and greys to bold reds to bright yellows and oranges and on all different types of clothing to accessories. Jimmy Choo showed handbags in all colors, Chloe showed a coat similar to the one by Missoni, Marc Jacobs showed a futuristic snakeskin dress, Valentino showed off knee-high boots, and Gucci showed a retro look with a modern take: a yellow snakeskin and fur waistlength jacket.

The snakeskin look is all about making it your own and doing what you are comfortable with.  If you’re a little snakeskin-shy, a handbag may be a great option for testing out the look; if you’re feeling a little more bold, boots may be the way to go for you; if you whole-heartedly embrace the trend and have a fashion-forward side that loves to be daring, one of the coats or dresses will satisfy your love of snakeskin.

 

Snake skin handbags

Category : Snakeskin Fabrics

Sienna Millers snake skin handbag

Sienna Millers snake skin handbag

Snakeskin is a beautifully powerful material that inspires many different looks from dress, suits, and pants to handbags, shoes, and accessories.  Faux snakeskin allows for more versatility than real snakeskin, because there are so many different options available with faux snakeskin that are limited by what can be achieved in Mother Nature.  It can come in nearly any color or pattern, and can be metallic or matte.

One fashion item that celebrities and fashionistas cannot live without are snakeskin inspired handbags.  Every woman wants to have only the sexiest and edgiest handbags on the market, and one way to achieve this is to purchase reptilian inspired handbags from designers both high end and low end.  However, due to the fact that many designers, especially high end designers, still incorporate real snakeskin into their lines, it is hard to determine which handbags are what materials.

jacklyn smith snakeskin purse

jacklyn smith snakeskin purse

One handbag design that fashionistas cannot live without are the larger handbags that used faux snakeskin in a gray color.  These beautiful pieces set themselves apart, because their designs can be clearly seen from even far away.  This classic design is best put into a clutch wear the pattern can be more compact or into a large handbag much like the one by Urban Expressions.

This beautiful large Sasha Hobo handbag is the perfect look for people who love big bags.  This is the perfect handbag for the woman on the go who needs to carry everything but the kitchen sink with her.  The v-shaped designs of the separate pieces that make up the handbag give it an interesting look.

michael kors snake skin hand bag

michael kors snake skin hand bag

Another grey faux snakeskin handbag that you are sure to love is that of designer Micheal Kors.  This handbag is glazed and embossed giving a shine to the material that seems very natural.  The shoulder bag’s design is like a python stretched outward, because the circular shape that naturally occurs on a python’s back runs down the middle of the sides of this sexy handbag.

For those who do no not want to carry around a large tote or shoulder bag, a clutch is the perfect option.  There are so many beautifully designed clutches that there are endless options to choose from.  One such option is a black and white Chanel clutch.  The colors of this sexy little clutch may not be naturally occurring, but the look is fabulous.

chanel snakeskin purse

chanel snakeskin purse

This clutch’s white accents are small and only add to the beauty of the piece.  It is a small flat rectangular shape that is a great piece on its own as well as can make a cute wallet.  It would be properly paired with that sexy little black dress hanging in your closet.  Another sexy little clutch is a grey-white faux snakeskin clutch by Florence and Fred.  This clutch is not flat like that of the Chanel clutch, but the design never the less is beautifully displayed in this upright clutch with a classic clasp.  This clutch is great for adding a little oomph to a simple outfit or for pairing with an elegant dress.

There are many different patterns of faux snakeskin handbags from python to metallic embossed vinyl.  There are also many different styles of handbags that incorporate these fabrics such as clutches, shoulder bags, hobo bags, satchels, and many more.

Each handbag obtains its individual beauty from the way that the pattern is laid out whether it be in pieces to create a design as in the Urban Express should bag, or in a completely unnatural pattern such as the ASSOS.COM purple faux snakeskin clutch inspired by Sienna Miller.  Using both natural and man-made fabrics in handbags can be both stunningly beautiful and versatile.

Snakeskin fabric in the upholstery industry

Category : Snakeskin Fabrics, Upholstery Fabric

Snakeskin has made quite a statement in fashion, embellishing the bags and boots of all the biggest celebrities. But snakeskin can make just as much of a statement in your home as well. Snakeskin fabric is often used to upholster everything from ottomans to sofas and chairs! Faux snakeskin is plush and inexpensive while adding an exotic, edgy feel to your home decorum.

Snakeskin fabric for handbags.
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Due to the brutal way in which snakeskin and other reptilian skin was harvested, not to mention the surge in cost as demand rose and hunted species became increasingly rare, leaders in the fashion industry opted for humane and inexpensive alternatives to authentic animal skins. By embellishing fabric with a snakeskin pattern, manufacturers could reproduce the scaly look their customers so desperately wanted to flaunt. Such faux skin fabrics have opened up a new realm of possibilities for design and decorum. While snakeskin and other animal prints have long been adapted to fashion and accessories, there are increasingly finding their ways into homes as well.

Too often snakeskin patterns are associated with PVC, patent vinyl and other slick materials in garish shades of hot red or neon green. Likewise, snakeskin patterns are often dismissed as being too conspicuous for the home, better suited for bar scenes and nightclubs. And while no one would argue that a set of snakeskin-upholstered barstools are cool, in actuality snakeskin and other reptile fabrics hold the potential for class and sophistication when presented in the right hues and against the proper fabrics. The trick is to keep the snakeskin a subtle accent rather than a center of attention. The patterns provided by reptile skins are already distinct enough that they arguably suffer from any other kind of embellishment. In this vein, you should stick to soft fabrics and neutral or earthy colors when choosing your snakeskin upholstery.

Upholstered snakeskin chair.Scaly Sophistication: The winning combination of animal skin upholstery is epitomized in this tasteful snakeskin armchair. Upholstered in a glimmering snakeskin-patterned cotton velvet, the chair exudes elegance with the texture provided by the natural variances in color and shade. The intriguing snakeskin pattern offers an exotic element that defines this piece as the centerpiece of any room. At the same time, it’s soft and subtle enough to seamlessly blend with the rest of your decorum.

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Snakeskin adds a sense of the chic and stylish to any abode. It, like other reptile fabrics, possesses a natural texture from its scaly constitution, which simply exudes intrigue. A snakeskin pattern applied to faux leather in muted neutral tones like beige and cream add a bit of edge perfect for upholstering car seats, while remaining sophisticated enough to be suitable for a swank living room sofa or armchair. Snakeskin applied to the same leather-like material in rich hues of red or deep green add a soft sensuality when limited to accents like throw pillows and the like. Conversely, sometimes a bit of hardness is desirable; applying a thick crocodile skin pattern to PVC or patent vinyl yields the perfect material to cover an ottoman or chair in olive or other neutral tones. This material is slick and cool, fully embodying the reptiles whose skin inspired them.

Reptile skin upholstered table.It’s not just seating that can be upholstered in reptilian skin; here Graham & Greene deliver a contemporary coffee table bound in cream faux snakeskin fabric and fashioned on a stainless steel frame and legs. The smooth leather material and neutral color complements the snakeskin pattern perfectly while and allowing this potential living room centerpiece to harmonize with the rest of the decorum. Products such as these demonstrate the overwhelming potential for snakeskin in the upholstery industry. From slick car seats and bar stools to sophisticated home seating and tableware, reptile skin fabric is making a statement in interior decorating.