milan fashion week: roberto cavalli
(images via style.com)
roberto cavalli has been, for the past couple of years, moving away from the harsh, glamazon girl who occasionally delved into euro-trash moments in her exhuberance to heap on the animal prints & gold accessories.
instead we’ve been seeing a more romantic vision, a hippie-esque girl in dusty shades, shedding tight layers for voluminous dresses with floaty straps & ties trailing behind her, sexy in her own, earthy way. (you know she smells like patcholi & will probably still sleep with you for madonna tickets. but it’s, like, in a laid-back, peace with the universe way.)
this season, marking the 40th anniversary of his business, played much along his new path, with his inspiration drawn from roman mythology, specifically, diana. and as his muse represents the hunt, he couldn’t resist throwing in a few leopard-print moments, including one pair of leggings teamed with a jacquard coat that was a solid throwback to his heydey.
the clothes were simply magnificent. the lush materials and intricate detailing really shone, not in the least part due to the fact the designer has branched out quite significantly from his comfort zone of years ago. the gold highlights could have seemed brash, but interplaying with the subtle color scheme of the pieces they relaxed again, felt sweeter.
this was another of those collections most of us will never be able to afford anytime soon. but again, that’s not a lost cause, as variants in some forms will be showing up in our more accessible retailers. according to style.com, “…the designer claimed he’d always created dresses for the most beautiful women and ‘for men who need the beauty of women to complete themselves.’”
it’s nice to know there are some who believe girls don’t have to give it all away to express their sensuality. we’ll look forward to our homage pieces & here’s to another 40 years.