Maybe it's because after endless round table talks, Cavalli Group is inching closer to finding a suitable investor that doesn't clash with its DNA. This season Roberto Cavalli, friend to stars like Mick Jagger and Steve Tyler, went with a "no bounds," no rules theme. Could it be the last time he flies solo without anyone holding him back?
With the words emblazoned on sashes and pinned with golden scissors on various looks, he offered no apologies for muting his usual explosive heavy metal style. Cavalli was keeping it real, in a purist sort of way. No Miami, not too much leopard, no electric colors.
Still, amid the dalmatian print mink and the laser cut velvet, the aristocratic rock theme we saw a few times elsewhere this week pervaded.
And for that the 18th century Palazzo Serbelloni, with its crystal chandeliers and gilded cornices, was the perfect setting.
Robes with thick fur collars, biker jackets accented with golden fur, and beat culture black turtlenecks were pulled off with his Renaissance-rooted Tuscan flair. The looks catered to a rebellious rich boy who is very comfortable in his rocker skin.
No bounds. No apologies. No conglomerates. No institutional jargon. No to conformity. This is what Cavalli is all about for the time being. And hopefully he and his company will stay that way.