Forget Animal Prints: Next Spring, Animals ARE Prints

Spring 2012 looks from Carolina Herrera, Altuzarra, and Victoria by Victoria Beckham.

If you don't want to wear birds this season, maybe you'd like to wear some cats! In fact, animal prints may not have been as prevalent on New York's spring 2012 runways as prints of animals themselves. What started with cats on the Miu Miu runway that fateful spring 2010 season, led to panthers and dogs on Givenchy's runway, and now birds (at Carolina Herrera and Altuzarra) and more cats (at Victoria by Victoria Beckham) on New York's ... catwalks. So, is this what will get you shopping or are designers choosing the wrong animals? Perhaps you'd prefer a "new take" on the ironic growling-wolf tee?