Italian fashion’s resident hippie couldn’t let Milan’s ’70s moment happen without him, could he? After a tricky Fall show, Roberto Cavalli was back on form today with a Just Cavalli collection that simultaneously tapped into his own origins and looked like it will connect with festival types of the 2010s who want a haute bohemian experience of their own. The JC hippie chick, of course, is a whole lot more sanitized than she was in her original form, not least because Mom is probably buying. Even if Just Cavalli is a lower-priced line, its designer is hardly marketing to the honest-to-goodness counterculture. Still, Cavalli’s split-seam, floor-scraper dresses (some slit so high on the thigh they require shorts) would all but guarantee a wild night. And a silk scarf wrapped like a halter top around the torso and worn with low-rider flares had a raw, sexy ‘tude. A master printmaker since the beginning, Cavalli avoided his signature animal spots here, instead using patchworks of chain links, daisies, and overlapping hearts—the better to unleash your inner flower child. | via Style
Blumarine brought sheer romance to the runway with its Milan Fashion Week show.
Silk seemed to be the main fabric used in the range and all the pieces had a floaty, dreamy feel to them.3D dresses like a low-cut number with white lining and sheer black-rimmed flowers only added to the extremely feminine finish of Blumarine’s latest line.
There were more simplistic offerings too, such as a white pleated skirt paired with a sequined ivory top with three-quarter length sleeves. | via Vogue