In this weeks round of shows, however, designers in Milan and Paris presented a menagerie of looks we wouldnt mind stealing from the boys.
At Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Bailey emblazoned foxes and owls on jumpers and shirts. He also advanced his favourite seasonal obsession with a range of umbrellas featuring duck- and animal-head handlesa masculine counterpart to A/W 11s PVC bubble brollies for women?
Jil Sander curtailed a parade of leather to show a winsomely retro, rust-coloured jumper with a blue dinosaur marching across an argyle stripe. Fish splashed on the backs of exaggerated collars and at least one friendly looking whale followed.
The real plumage emerged at Etro. Tail feathers, after all, are one way the male of the species attracts attention.
Click through the gallery above for some of our favourite animal-themed looksMore