The Story of a Print: Leopard Bark

August 05, 2013

For Fall, our print design team set out to create a gorgeous animal print with a twist. The challenge? Create something classic that feels modern and unexpected. The answer? Our bold Leopard Bark print which has emerged as the stand-out of the season on dresses, blouses, pants and the rocker-ready Mahala coat. So how did this must-have print come to be? Like so many of our most popular prints, it started with nature. To recreate the large scale and dramatic markings of a snow leopard, our print team got to work in a palette of soft beige tones mixed with black and white. The print was ultimately drawn from a combination of watercolors and digital photographs. What you see above is the original watercolor sketch and its natural inspiration.

See the leopard trend come to life with the chic Renna dress.

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