I experienced a light-bulb moment a few weeks ago. It all started when a friendly zoo snake turned itself into a scarf around my neck. As I froze in fear, a question came to mind: is snake-print still in this season? Sure, last year we were all pretty proud to strut around in snake skin and python hide but is this all going to end soon? Or has it already ended and I’m just a naive Eve? What do you think?
Since antiquity, people have been fascinated by the snake’s mesmerizing skin, commanding presence and incredible regenerating ability. Especially the Chinese, who have collectively, dedicated every 12 years to the snake. Designers such as Proenza Schouler, Preen and Emma Cook also didn’t let the python slip from their latest collections, featuring luxe re-duxes of the exotic skin. But ultimately it is God the serpent must thank for its charming good looks and captivating allure. Removing the snake’s legs helped garner sympathy votes, it is the first animal to receive so much press, plus God was generous with gifting the snake its skin-renewal ability. So let this year be a year of restoration and revival “The old has gone, the new is here!” (2Cor 5:17). Start afresh with some snake print!