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Roberto Cavalli – S/S 2012

GILDED AGE
Milan: Over-the-top baroque was the theme for Spring for Roberto Cavalli, and in hammering the point home he left no stone unturned. Cavalli’s collections are usually highly detailed and embellishment heavy but this season he raised the bar with a level of craftsmanship and luxury that was truly stunning. From the shimmering holographic gold looks, to the mirrored baroque details and sheer insets that ran up and down mermaid-like gowns, it was clear that every look had been given a great deal of thought. While the shapes and silhouettes stayed within Cavalli’s comfort zone, the showstopping glitz was all that one could focus on.   —Shannon Davenport

Silhouette: Dropwaist / Columnar / Flowing / Relaxed

Color: Gold / Black / Ivory / Rose / Blush / Nudes / Soft pink / Powder blue/ Purple / Daffodil

Key Items: Pleated embellished mini skirt / Deconstructed tuxedo jacket / Tuxedo-inspired trousers / Low-back mermaid maxi dress / Embellished shift dress / Bandeau tops / Plisse skirt

Materials: Python / Lace / Leather / Silk / Chiffon / Satin / Crepe / Mesh

Print + Pattern: Pastel print-on-prints / Mirrored florals / Leopard / Snake

Details + Trim: Sequins / Paillettes / Harness necklines / Lace paneling / Pleated drop-waist hems / Colorblocked fabric inserts / Contrast piping / Sequin fringing / Knife pleats

Accessories + Footwear: Crocodile pumps / Thick tooled leather belts / Gold cuffs / Chunky stilettos sandals / Metal
Headbands / Structured crocodile handbag

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