What’s the new animal trend in clothing? It could be bats, if my nonscientific calculations are correct.
It was Racked who first pointed out this case of copycat vs. inspiration. And a curious case at that, in which the inspired piece is showing up almost a year later. In Fall 2010 vintage maven Alexa Chung created a collection for Madewell that included a cute bat shirt. A bat silhouette, a quirky “Hello” in block print, and ta da.
Designer Zoe Karssen of Amsterdam has stepped into this batty scene with no fewer than three versions of a plain white tee shirt with a bat on it. In one case, it’s a bunch of bats, lined up in neat rows.Â They’re pretty cute.
I dare say, dear reader, that this is our new animal trend. Admit it, we go through phases. We went panda crazy a few years ago (D.C. and beyond); right now it’s owls everywhere. Are we getting less cuddly as we go? Are snakes next? Caterpillars?
All I’m saying is that maybe bats just aren’t for a certain autumn festival anymore.