Fashion Review: Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2018

As many designers decide to focus on past or on some current fashion or political trend, the creative director at Cavalli’s Paul Surridge turned to the good old glamour. The word that might have been forgotten by this brand, but mentioned many times since he joined the house. Interpreting glamour in his designs, the pieces that were shown on the runway were in fur, exotic leather and a great amount of animal print. Focusing on the use of animals skins, Surridge explained that the glamour is an attraction, that leads to confidence at to comfort.

Not fearing for the option that he might be judged, he dived into his creativity and vision for the next season. Coming from a menswear world, he incorporated his tailoring skills into hems and sparkling fringe dresses. Although they might have been a bit more slink, overall he did well. Some of the best looks on the runway included stretchy fabrics and bias cuts. Most eye-catching was the bolero jacket in biker style with a bit of fur on it, meant to be just tossed over the shoulders. Other great details were the cue silk-scarf hemlines for a dress that were inspired by the Murano glass, sparkling embroidery, gold studs on fur coats and many more.

The colors that dominated the runway were black and white, with the exception of moody Murano blue and burgundy hues. this collection did not lack drama and it was transferred through the animal prints. The zebra print came on long tuxedo jacket with side slashes, and on men’s coat. The sexiness was shown into evening pieces with the cutouts, see-through dresses, and high slits. The footwear was limited to knee-height heels in black, white and brown. Mysterious, modern, fresh, daring and glamorous, Cavalli did a bold statement for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 season.

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