There are certain marketing tactics — namely, employing celebrities like Lady Gaga — that Roberto Cavalli does not approve of. But filling a show space with water and lighting a ring of fire around it? Of that Cavalli does approve.
The fire made for an exciting backdrop (one that called to mind The Hunger Games) that suited the hot hot hot collection Cavalli showed for fall. There were the many Cavalli signatures, from fantastically printed pantsuits to dresses with plunging necklines, as well as a good number of big furs, which we’ve seen all over the runways in Milan. The dresses, many paired with fur collars, were strong this season — waistless and beaded, some with fur skirts, they seemed even more luxurious than the ’20s flapper dresses they called upon for inspiration. The flame-printed skirts may have been a little too literal for our taste, but we did fall hard for the opening look (top left): a simple gray wool coat with a rich collar of striped gray fox fur and snakeskin-printed pants.