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From Florence with love

Roberto Cavalli, the historic Florentine fashion house, takes us on a journey that starts from as far as the Americas.

Accessories, shoes, belts and bags are inspired by patchworks in Navajo and Apache prints juxtaposed with other more tailored garments. A recollected memory of the Elvis style helps to emphasize the rock spirit that has always been at the centre of Roberto Cavalli‘s style.

These different worlds contaminate each other, building a new sense of aesthetics that draws strength and passion from the past. The collection designed by Peter Dundas for the 2018 Spring-Summer is pure opulence, creating a style that is based on contrasts, contaminating and comparing fabrics and colours. Dundas draws from Japanese fabrics and the 70s, with jeans, fringes, sequins, stripes, floral applications, velvet and brocade.

Accessories become the completion of kaftans at Talitha Getty, denim jackets come full of appliqués complete with bell-bottoms and pendants. Long dresses turn into silk fantasies replete with colour and covered by rainbow crochet ponchos. Leopard overcoats seem stolen from the wardrobe of rock stars or famous groupies, just like the patchwork leather jackets and the hyper decorated gilets.

Very long scarves come embroidered and bordered with fringes. The belts are enriched with jewel buckles. There are oh so many shoes: leather Mary-janes with plateaus, suede platform shoes, ankle boots in denim with applications, platform embroidered leather boots and coloured python boots.

And then come the bags: embroidered and colourful shoulder bags in the usual tones chosen by Roberto Cavalli. White, light blue, powder blue, violet, vermilion, dark brown, meadow green, yellow mango, shocking pink, spotted, black, mustard, sage, lobster, champagne, carnelian, candy pink, marron glacé and chocolate.