Apr 25, 2017 | By Sandy Chu
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GOING FOR BAROQUE
New York: Elements of Just Cavalli’s Pre-Fall collection looked familiar. There were the signature animal and baroque prints that one has come expect from the label. But this season, Roberto Cavalli and his team added new themes to the mix. First, there was a military inspiration, evident in many of the outerwear styles. The opening look was an olive jacquard coat complete with gold buttons, flap pockets, and epaulets. The olive tone and the military details appeared throughout the collection. The more unexpected reference was to quilting. Not only did Cavalli use the technique to add textural interest to jackets, shorts, and dresses, he also included a digital print depicting a brightly colored quilt. Though one wouldn’t normally associate Cavalli with a humble craft like quilting, his interpretation worked, and the combination of references was harmonious. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Hourglass / Fit-and-flare / Columnar
Color: Olive / Black / Gold / Cerulean / Forest green / Turmeric / Poppy / Peach / Violet / Chocolate brown / Burgundy / Deep red / Oxblood / Powder blue / White
Key Items: Military coats / Printed sheaths / Pleated skirts / Printed pants
Materials: Jacquard / Printed silks / Jersey / Twill / Fur / Leather / Silk charmeuse / Medium-gauge yarns / Stretch wool suitings
Print + Pattern: Baroque motifs / Damask / Animal prints / Digital quilt images
Details + Trim: Gold buttons / Epaulets / Flap pockets / Quilting / Pleats / Contrast trim
Accessories + Footwear: Quilted wide belts / Leather gloves / Studded clutches and shoulder bags / Knee-high equestrian boots / Knee-high leopard boots / Platform strappy sandals
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