Collection spring/summer 2018
Creative director Paul Surridge honoured Cavalli’s iconic aesthetic in his SS18 presentation, but did so in his own way. The label’s trademark extravaganza – characterized by animal prints and ritzy motifs – punctuated the collection, but Surridge opted to tone down the craze just a bit. As often in the Italian brand’s glamourous shows, party-ready gowns stood front and centre. Long lengths were featured in both suits and dresses, while safari-inspired prints led each fabric to make a statement of its own. Transparent detailing alternated mid-riff bearing cut-outs, adding a seductive charm while layered suits proved there’s nothing as versatile as a well-tailored blazer. Roberto Cavalli’s multifaceted use of material showed in all-leather looks, while feminine and whimsical ensembles highlighted the label’s distinctly feminine side, complete with crystal-embellished tops and stunning asymmetrical necklines that will surely be a fashion-pack favourite for many seasons to come.