The stylish blue-black invitation.
The venue was the garden of Palazzo Serbelloni,
which hosted the round runway. The atmosphere was relaxed, chic and exclusive with light Jazz music playing and drinks being passed around.
Roberto Cavalli having a chat before the show.
Eva Cavalli looking elegant and chic in a black suit.
Daniele Cavalli, Roberto`s & Eva`s handsome twenty-five-year-old son who is now chief menswear designer and debuted with a fabulous S/S 12 collection.
The lovely Anna Dello Russo, who I was lucky enough to stand close to.
Suzy Menkes and Roberto Cavalli.
Models before the show.
Jon Kortajarena opened the show
The show had the best-dressed guests.
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Roberto Cavalli evolves the elegance and tailoring of the last collection, freeing the man from the rigour of Winter and dressing him with the freshness and positivity of Summer.
"... The freedom to be, to do, to want, to dream and to create, captured in a moment that I love to call 'Riviera': sea, cheerfulness, happiness, colour ... a relaxed and groovy state of mind ... A perfect place to encounter different cultures and to compare different thoughts, different styles: this is the inspiration of my collection ... " says Roberto Cavalli.
The jacket is rigorously cut with a close-fitting back, a narrow front with generously proportioned, embroidered lapels.
Italian tailoring is enriched with colour, embroidered thread and embellishments.
Leather is the protagonist for much of the collection: American inspiration for blazers and jackets made in suede and python with precious tassles, paired with denim and linen in bright, bold colours.
The casual tuxedo suits are illuminated with sashes of embroidered silk. The silhouette enhances the long line of the body.
The loafers are made from an intricate woven leather with python detailing, characterised by handmade finishing and assembly; an expression of pure Florentine artisanship.
The pants harmoniously follow the line of the leg.
Authentic masculine tailoring fabrics, such as mohair, grain de poudre and linen/silk, are interpreted through the use of colour and specialised weaving techniques.
Prints are present as all-over micro-designs, vertical graphics and photographic reinterpretations of specialised leather processing from the archives of Cavalli.
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