WHO? Just Cavalli - the younger, more carefree sister to Just Cavalli girl, she knows what she likes: trends, seasons, economic climate be damned. It was typical fare from Roberto's diffusion line - a little bit outlandish, a little bit ridiculous, a lot of fun. And molto Milanese.
In a collection that began all monochrome mixed-prints, and evolved to include the odd shot of jungle green, it wasn't long before it began encorporating those Just Cavalli signatures: a touch of gold, a sprinkle of sequin, and, of course, a lot of animal print.
Accessories were nothing short of loveably ostentatious: silver and gold pink-soled heels, entire glitter handbags and stacks of bling-tastic jewellery. There were even glittering disco boots for the men.
BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: While the high-shine PVC trousers and statement metallic leggings may only be snapped up by Roberto's most die-hard fashionista followers, some of the softer dresses with trailing sleeves and flippy asymmetric hems would make for perfect holiday wear. (Now all we need is a multi-million pound yacht.) We also loved the leopard-print chiffon dress covered with sheer pailettes, which had the effect of flashing and sparkling as the model moved under the lights. Showy? Yes, but undeniably fabulous.
VERDICT: It was a quirky, devil-may-care collection, which like all the ones that proceeded it, will no doubt be another commercial success. And let's be fair: in the current climate, to find someone who so fiercely sticks to their brand aesthetic, no matter what the rest of the world may be thinking, doing or debating, is nothing short of refreshing.
Of course, clothes aside, what we were really loving, was the outrageous leopard print catwalk and the fact that Roberto Cavalli hit the runway to greet guests with his giant Alsatian...
Only in Milan.
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