Animal print is one trend that has its dips and surges in popularity, but never truly goes out of fashion. Long gone are the days of the prints being seen as vulgar; over the last few years stylish men and women all over the world have been sporting accessories and clothes covered in leopard, tiger and zebra print among others, inspired by glamorous celebrities who are repeatedly spotted working the trend. Time was that animal prints were only worn by the most daring fashionistas - a bold style statement that only a few could pull off. However, the fashion world has made the trend far more accessible in recent years, with softer colours and inventive reworking of the prints that has given many items more subtlety. Whether fiercely bold or delicately playful, few are now able to resist the call of the wild. Featuring 100 designs to inspire stylists, designers and art directors, Animal Style Textures is a creative riot of colours and prints that will never go out of style.
Vincenzo Sguera, an Italian architect, has been working in the field of design, fashion, textiles and accessories, directing several creative studios and developing products for many companies at an international level since 1977. In 2003 he founded Arkivia Books and since then has produced many design books as both an author and a publisher.