Collection autumn/winter 2017
With no new creative director at the helm appointed yet to head up Roberto Cavalli after Peter Dundas’ departure, the AW17 collection was designed by the anonymous atelier team. Currently, no longer under the pervasive spell of Dundas' seventies mania, the talented team created a collection of couture-worthy silhouettes that spared cost nor effort. Taking inspiration from Cavalli's earliest leather and jeans patchwork designs, snakeskin and animal prints were at the basis of this collection. Off-white and black long sheer fitted dresses richly layered and embellished with sequins, ostrich feathers and crystals were elegantly cinched by metallic belts. A sheer black dress with burnt orange reptile-like patches stood out in contrast. Floor-length wool trousers topped with wildly textured shearling jackets made for strong wintery silhouettes that will also look stunning off the red carpet.