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Wild style: how fashion is channeling its spirit animal

By Lauren Cochrane

From Kenzo’s tiger sweatshirts to Cath Kidston’s bird-shaped bags, animal-themed accessories, jewellery, jumpers and tops are everywhere this season

The current vogue for animal-related fashion isn’t all down to Instagram and influencers. Sebastian Flyte’s teddy bear Aloysius, featured in Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited, suggests animal accessories were a thing decades ago.

Aloysius, in turn, was based on a real life It-bear, Archibald Ormsby-Gore, owned by Waugh’s poet friend, John Betjeman. Betjeman died holding Archie – a classic teddy in smart waistcoat – in 1984.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/jan/23/walk-wild-side-fashion-animal-magic