First on the runway for Roberto Cavalli’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection were glam-rock biker chicks; sumptuous feather minis, lots of sparkle and sequins accompanied by leather evening gloves. The fact that the first wave of models all sported the season’s latest thick-rimmed sunglasses also proved that these girls were getting serious.
The collection’s colours had lots of shimmer; black, teal, violet, maroon and fuschia too name but a few and fur (and lots of it) was yet another major trend. The latter, when mixed with Cavalli’s signature leopard print made way for ensembles with the words ‘buy me now’ written all over.
Ornate jeweled detailing on wide-legged trousers, short shimmering mini dresses and an abundance of crocodile leather came strutting down the runway. Towards the end of the show a series of looks sported floor length gowns with quasi animal/feather inspired prints. When combined with a three tier and some time four tiered layered effect this at times risked being too much for the audience to handle. That said, the steal of the show was a black-tie dress painstakingly covered in black and teal tinted sequins. The effect was marvelous – like a snake stealthily making its way down the runway to bewitch it’s audience.
As for accessories it was the collection’s leather evening gloves and the glasses that were a definite success for next season.