“It was great to see her on the catwalk,” said Vogue’s Harriet Quick after she made her appearance – in a maroon sequin halter gown and did a lap of the red, yellow and white rose centrepiece to much applause from the audience. It made for quite the ending to the last day of Milan Fashion Week even if this wasn’t the last show.
The clothes in the show itself, meanwhile, were classic Cavalli – glamorous and strong, lots of leather and lots of fur and at times both mimicking the other in some way or another. We had maxi fur ballgown skirts with sequin luxe T-shirts and feathered baseball caps all in one look, elbow-length gloves and little puffy skirts like knickerbockers on little halter dresses strewn with sequins and beads and more baseball caps to go with it all.
There was a much grungier and rock ‘n’ roll feel to that of last season’s Twenties elegance and the models had something of woodland warriors about them dressed as they were in their feathers and their furs and their skins.
Blazers had built up and peaked shoulders and ruffled dresses that moved with an impressive stealth and fluency tumbled in layers from empire lines, an elegant slice of flesh on show at their backs.
While a baseball cap was the accessory up top, a box clutch was the arm candy of choice, and came just as leopard-y and tiger-y and wild as the main looks that accompanied them.
It was textured and it was full of ultimately wearable and not complicated silhouettes, but ones that had been given that Cavalli touch to make for, what Vogue’s Lucinda Chambers reiterated as being, “quintessentially Cavalli”.