PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAYE FORD | WRITTEN BY CJ AND GEORGIE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RAGGED PRIEST*
We've seen snakeprint all over the S/S catwalks, from designers like Chloé and Fendi bringing us incredibly out of reach pieces featuring this season's hottest print. It's rare to see a catwalk that doesn't use an animal print of sort, it's something that will (hopefully) never die out in fashion. For those of us that can't quite afford the big buck designers - and wouldn't wear real snake skin anyway, we wanted to bring you some pieces that are totally accessable and a little more edgy. As much as we all like the idea of a Fendi trench coat, it's not gonna happen. So, we're bringing you a more 'highstreet', purse friendly brand that you've all without a doubt heard of before, The Ragged Priest.
CJ has spoken before about her love for The Ragged Priest, and this certainly isn't the first time we've laid our hands on their clothes. We both have a complete love for the brand and wear their products often. We've fallen hard over their latest collection and feel pretty stoked about being able to share some of our favorites from the range with you.
We love anything a little different and away from the norm, wearing whatever you please is what we are all about, and probably what we do best. The Ragged Priest is one of those brands that can help you be the unique individual you are.
We couldn't stay away from the snake print they've featured within their latest stock drop, being lovers of all things animal print it would of been mad of us not to choose these as our first pieces to shoot. We're not the only ones that love it, as we mentioned it's a really strong contender within this season's trends. For Spring/Summer we predict that we're going to see a lot more brands using it within their product, it's forever a festival must have and will most likely see us through to winter. It's a classic print and one we will forever love.
When it comes to snakeskin we understand it's the kind of print that some people might have reservations about - possibly wearing in moderation or not at all - but as far as we're concerned we absolutely can't get enough of it and double the snakeskin is twice as nice! We love that The Ragged Priest collection has a number of snakey offerings rather than just one token piece. Whether you're more of a classically girly dresser like Georgie or opt for the tomboy trends like CJ, there is something for your own personal style. Interestingly, we did a bit of role reversal for this shoot with CJ in the dress and Georgie in the top, but it just goes to show how versatile and fun these pieces are. If you're a little tentative about the bold print then just go with the t-shirt to inject a hint of the snakeskin pattern into the outfit and keep the rest casual with jeans or plain-ish bottoms. If you're like us and are very much on board with the bolder the better then the dress is totally up your street!
If you're as obsessed as we are, then the good news is that The Ragged Priest have just dropped some brand new snakeprint lines that are shipping at the end of this month - looks like our SS trend predictions were correct! We're super excited to see what other items the brand is going to be creating over the summer months and hopefully we'll get the opportunity to style some outfits again... keep your eyes peeled part 2 where we explore more of the current collection!