Roberto Cavalli SS2017 Collection
Louche, decadent and sexy; the powerful, yet somehow fragile allure of mythical figures of the 70s rock scene, such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, or even Rod Stewart.
Steps once again into the limelight in the unashamed richness of the sumptuous, colourful, flamboyant wardrobe that Peter Dundas has designed for SS2017, further chiseling out the casual dandy aesthetics of a decadent traveler.
Unfolded in a palette that marries shades of blue, spicy earth tones, and pastels, washed and distressed jacquards, silks and cottons make a lavish mix of textures, building a casual vibe of ease and nonchalance.
Leather, a pivotal element of the Cavalli style, lays homage to Native Americans for the tailoring and leather outerwear, where suede fringing is combined with delicately beaded Navajo motifs and opulent embellishments.
The embroidery heritage of the brand surfaces all along, notably in the exquisite fusion of sartorial and playful of the luxurious evening jackets; or in the oriental echoes of densely embroidered kimono robes that replace the pyjamas, bringing onstage the intimate world of loungewear.
The Moroccan influences of a luxurious kaftan in hand painted jacquard stripes add more memories and atmospheres, while mixed patterns and prints take the blouse-shirts in leopard spots and florals, granting a touch of feminine sensibility.
The exploration of denim treatments, another landmark of the Cavalli universe, results in jackets and jeans that are heavily patch-worked, washed or tie-dyed.
Masterly executed, patchworks and embroideries of floral patterns underpin a romantic sensibility, conquering even the impressive couture clogs and raised platform boots.
With the turquoise and coral sautoir necklaces, and the patterned skinny scarves, rather than serving as mere accessories they enhance the aura of glamorous, unconventional sexiness pervading this season's iconic wardrobe.