Roberto Cavalli Milan Fashion Week

4 March 2014

Things really heated up in Milan last week, as Cavalli’s Fall ready to wear collection hit the runway paraded around a ring of fire. Models walked the circular circuit whilst the flames burned debuting Roberto Cavalli’s latest collection of heavily beaded dresses, skinny suits and fringed hem lines, most featuring huge fox fur trimmings around the neck.

 The beading has a 1920’s/1930’s feel whilst the masculine skinny fit suits are 1970’s-esque.

The influences vary according to the show notes–equestrian style, flapper chic and hunting parties. Another source notes the inspiration as ‘Lee Miller, the beautiful American photographer who seduced le tout Paris at the end of the 1920s. It was more the style of the period than the style of the person that the collection drew on.’ (

 The garments are very much divided into day and night wear. The masculine silhouette of the suits is tailored to daywear: practical and chic.

The fringing of the heavily embellished dresses are extravagant, sexy and most definitely made for an evening event.

 The preshow talk mentioned a woman who embraces her masculine side by day and becomes a seducer, a conqueror of men at night.

The collection definitely reflects what it is trying to show and fits the Cavalli Women’s spirit and style 100%.