When Stella McCartney debuted pre-fall's pussycat-printed collection, we knew the fashion masses would go absolutely loco for it. When you consider how popular our furry friends are just within the confines of the busy hashtag #catsofinstagram, it's a no-brainer than when combined with excellent clothes and accessories, you've got yourself a winning formula. How did it not happen sooner?
Following the Brit designer's much-adored cat collection, the autumn/winter runways also picked up on felines as a fine fashion trend: Gucci emblazoned knitwear with pouncing panthers, Loewe's eclectic jewellery box included gigantic cartoon-like kitty necklaces, and we've seen leopard-print outfits galore.
With the streets of fashion week as the perfect catwalk (ahem), it's no surprise that the microtrend has been gaining space over the past few weeks: We've spotted black-cat novelty bags, Stella's illustrated silk dresses and plenty of Gucci sweaters in public, as well as more kitty-cat goods dropping into stores.
Keep reading to see autumn's cat trend in action, then shop some of the purrfect items for yourself.
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Keep going to shop our favourite cat-inspired buys.
Here, kitty kitty.
For cool cats who want to be subtle.
On bags, necklaces, belts... clip it and enjoy!
Add this to your scarf museum.
Imagine this with leather skinnies...
Get ready for a #shoefie: These DO combine cats and emoticons.
What's better than one cat? Three cats.
Fasten this to the outside of your handbag, and show off.
Whoever owns the cat that inspired this embroidery, we want to steal it.