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Digital Coverage of MFW Fall/Winter 2015-16 Day 1: Just Cavalli

There’s a definite trend in the air that’s been seen in NY, London, and now Milan; that trend is mod/abstract prints. No one has better emphasized that fact than designer Roberto Cavalli has. From the time the first model descended upon the runway, all the way to the final walk, Cavalli literally made a fashion spread, that one would see in the late ’60s-mid/late 1970s issue of Vogue, W, or Harper’s Bazaar Magazines, come to life. I can assuredly say that the prints in the collection, coupled with the way said prints were utilized, are what really caught my eye. The prints were the superglue that adhered my eyes to the computer screen for about 10-15 minutes. When you couple that with the fact that I have the attention span of a gnat, you’ll know you’ve impressed me. For this collection, Cavalli has succeeded in capturing my attention and holding it throughout the entire runway show.

Armed with a color palette that could easily rival Benjamin Moore paints; sky blue, black, white, eggplant purple, blue gray, gray, royal blue, rust, orange, red, marsala, blue-green, pink, gold, and yellow were some colors I saw right away. With those colors came an arsenal of abstract prints, the signature animal prints, and floral prints. Those prints were paired together with a vast use of fabrics such as fur, leather, shaggy lambswool, lamé, velvet, lace, sheer, suede, lace, and shirred came a successful collection that could set the tone for a Kafka-esque fashion themed tale starring Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015-16 set in the fashionable city of Milan, Italy! Those elements, along with some studded detail, gradient dye effect, tiering, were brought together by colorblocking and the piecing together of different fabrics. In the end, it all came together to create a stunning collection.

High-waisted flared pants were seen on a model strutting confidently down the runway in ankle boots while one other model would later follow suit in a look that featured a leather mini skirt. Shaggy lambswool was used to make the pockets for one miniskirt, while, correct me if I’m wrong on this, but I thought I saw another miniskirt made of shaggy lambswool. However, I do think I’m wrong about the latter, I’m just trying to make sure. A shaggy sweater was worn in one look sported by a runway model, while another wore a turtleneck sweater. A swing coat made of either gold lamé or leather adorned with studs stood out, yet proudly proclaimed to not write off the swing coat as being out of style.

A dress stood out from the other dresses in the collection, it was tiered, and pieced together. The fabric, I believe, was a floral print, yet the construction of the dress was reminiscent of 1970s prairie/edwardian/victorian design of Gunne Sax dresses back in its heyday. I was really drawn to the looks as well as some individual pieces in this collection. My first reaction upon seeing this collection once the final walk down the runway started was, “Loves it!” I loved it, the entire collection reminded me of both the futuristic-mod style of the late 1960s &1970s and walking works of art that appeared to leave the museum. Much like Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, it’s as if the prints or art came alive overnight and morphed into the Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection of the Just Cavalli line by designer Roberto Cavalli.

 

To see the runway show for yourselves, just click on the link provided: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL8Rojc7mCc

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