Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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A LADYLIKE TURN
Milan: Although a more youthful counterpart to the designer’s eponymous label, Just Cavalli does not usually skimp on the va-va-voom sexiness that characterizes the luxury line. This season, however, Cavalli took a surprising turn; sweet cherries replaced animal prints (for the most part), prim dirndls replaced flirty cocktail dresses, and fluid pajama pants stood in for metallic leggings. While all the print mixing, girly flounces and bold color combinations were a bit too sweet at times, the more restrained ladylike looks – like a deconstructed tweed suit (sans the petal-shaped patches) and a wispy chiffon shift dress – signaled a promising new direction for the brand.
Color: Tomato red / Purple orchid / Powder pink / Olive / Hot pink / Eggplant / Gold / Camel / Mustard
Key Items: Printed PJ pants / Tiered dress / Bib blouse / Tie-neck blouse / Cropped woven tee / Dirndl skirt / Lace tee / Fur-lined jean jacket / A-line jean skirt / High-waisted flared jeans / Pieced Chanel-esque jacket / Yeti fur coat
Print + Pattern: Leaves / Floral-grid / Cherries and berries / Python / Leopard / Paisley
Materials: Tweed / Washed silk / Curly-haired fur / Guipure lace / Denim / Suede / Brocade
Details + Trim: Scallop edges / Peter Pan collars / Novelty-shaped patch pockets / Bell sleeves / Heart appliqués / Glass bugle beads / Sequins / Ostrich feathers / Silk cords at neck
Accessories + Footwear: Butterfly necklace and brooch / Collar necklace / ‘Coontail key chain / Jackie O sunglasses / Ankle-strap pumps and ballerina flats
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