Autumn's Cat Trend Has Gone Wild on the Streets

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.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.