Cavalli’s spring / summer 2013 show opened with a set of angelic white outfits that were intricately laser cut and embellished. For a minute a seed of a thought took root that perhaps this would be a Roberto Cavalli collection devoid of print. But it wasn’t long before that idea was quickly dispelled: ornate prints of typically Cavalli proportions came next. These pieces had a lingerie-like lightness to them from slip dresses with double slits and lace trimmed hems, to softly tailored outfits bursting with neon pops of colour.
Then came the true marvels: epically beaded gowns in shapes that resembled modern art deco Goddesses – audible in the heaviness of their embellishment even over the music. These later pieces in the Milan fashion week (MFW) show may have kept to a monochrome palette, but the detail was enough to wow.
The Cavalli aesthetic is one that favours intricacy over simplicity, and for spring 2013 you couldn’t argue with the intricacy. It’s a generalisation but a true enough maxim: there are those that worship at the alter of minimalism. For everyone else, there’s Cavalli.
You can see all of the Roberto Cavalli spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree