02.03.11

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011

Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2011 presentation focused on playing with layers to create a futuristic version of the Cavalli woman who looked like she was out to fight an apocalyptic war.

The tough Cavalli warrior woman wears metallic bodysuits, Fox fur vests worn with long dresses or feather jackets worn over short dresses, laser-cut leather jackets, feathered necklaces, long skinny pants covered in metallic embroidery in shades of gold, silver copper and iron, layered with mousseline dresses.

Maxi skirts, school-boy waistcoats made super-feminine by nipped waists and cuts, layered over chiffon dresses and chiffon blouses which are also paired with masculine blazers.

Cavalli’s beloved animal prints were used in this collection but in a dark and moody fashion with tribal accents.
Rich textures including python, velvet, and fur were presented alongside lighter more feminine fabrics like chiffon floaty maxi dresses accented with feathers.

If you are worried that no red carpet gowns were presented, don’t be because Cavalli usually creates a special red carpet Couture collection which we will no doubt see during Cannes and Venice Film Festivals.

Front Row: Kelly Rowland, Anna Wintour, Anna Piaggi and Anna Dello Russo

Favourites: Black velvet blazer paired with maroon ombre animal print dress and copper metallic top paired with animal print pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox

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In Demi Moore's Closet - Carven Bow Back Ruched Taffeta Dress

In Demi Moore’s Closet – Carven Bow Back Ruched Taffeta Dress

In Alexa Chung's Closet - Burberry Prorsum Quilted Leather Biker Jacket

In Alexa Chung’s Closet – Burberry Prorsum Quilted Leather Biker Jacket

5 Responses to Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011

  1. Tania (itsnishy) March 2, 2011 at 19:30 #

    The outfit in the middle reminds me of Alexander McQueen..

  2. Terry March 2, 2011 at 23:02 #

    I don’t care for the collection (never been a Cavalli fan) but I just hate the hairdos of the models – dirty-looking/wet hair??? No, thanks.

  3. Saara March 3, 2011 at 07:10 #

    I’m not impressed. There is too much going on in every look. Separately the pieces could be okay, and without all those scarves/necklaces.

  4. Ebony March 7, 2011 at 16:38 #

    Cavalli is by far one of my favorite designers. This collection does seem a little dark and broody, but it takes amazing skill to layer patterns and textures and still maintain the feminine. Love it!

  5. Thea Wood November 8, 2011 at 18:52 #

    Excellent use of print, texture and movement. The styling isn’t to everyone’s taste (what collection is?), but I bet these flow magnificently down the runway or the street. I’m especially pleased that he didn’t fall back to monotone black or gray ensembles as many of his contemporaries poured down the runways this season, which became very ennui.

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