For a man who designs the ultimate in bohemian-rocker glamour, of course Roberto Cavalli’s Peter Dundas would eventually tap into the rich patterns of Marrakech, Rajasthan and Istanbul. Setting his runway up like a posh souk, Dundas unleashed an army of models that looked like it could have just as easily been in the entourages of the Rolling Stones or hobnobbing with Talitha Getty.
Turkish Iznik florals showed up in the blue-and-white floral fly-away dresses, while military-meets-Native American jackets were embellished with beads and paired with slightly flared skinny trousers. The skinny trouser-and-blazer combo was revisited in every color and print imaginable. Hippie rock chicks need options.
A sheer tangerine gown in ruffles and wisps instantly conjured images of Beyonce in the yellow Cavalli dress bashing her way through “Lemonade,” when she basically anointed Dundas’ vision of the now iconic house, where he’s still relatively new.
Dundas pulled out all the stops, mixing boho with military, hippie with rocker. Army jackets and cargos were richly embroidered and mixed with something overtly feminine—like a silk kimono or ruffled dress; gowns came in frothy layers and the models all walked with skinny braids in their blown-out hair and embellished earthy clogs on their feet.
And yes, there was leopard. This is the house that Roberto Cavalli created, after all. For spring, it showed up in pared-back (for Cavalli) gold lace dress that sizzled.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US