May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Roberto Cavalli looked East this season to get his inspiration for his latest collection – iconic Chinese elements are seen through the lens of the highest Italian craftsmanship. Cavalli’s unexpected vision of the Great country was both sophisticated and modern. Ming vases inspired floral prints on dresses and skirts. Other traditional Chinese elements appeared throughout the lineup – coats, trousers and dresses featured gold pagoda buttons while long overcoats sported cloisonné enamel-inspired linings. Maggie Cheung – Wong Kar-wai’s muse from the wonderful film ‘In the mood for love’ – inspired a modern windowpane check, which was incorporated on tailored coats and sequined evening dresses. The final evening looks stood out – flowing fringe updated modern knitted dresses and degrade chiffon plisse gave softness and movement to evening gowns. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: Cavalli’s New China Girl
Key Items: Maxi-gilets / Sailor trousers / Military parkas / Animal print minidresses / Romantic dresses / Romantic blouses / All-in-one / Halter-neck dresses / Overlong coats / Fur bomber jackets / Pencil skirts / Angora rollnecks / Column coats
Colour: Black / Orange / Pastel blue / Olive / Mustard yellow / Brown / White / Petrol
Materials + Trim: Leather / Fur / Chiffon Plisse / Fringing / Velvet / Wool / Lace / Angora / Embroidery / Wool crepe / Silk
Print + Pattern: Animal prints / Ming vases florals / Windowpane check inspired by Maggie Cheung
Accessories + Footwear: Ankle boots with plexiglass heels / Animal print bags / Maxi clutches / Jewelry decorated wide belts
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