If Gucci is all about the extroverted child of the Seventies, then Peter Dundas has officially established Cavalli as spring’s long lost lovechild.
For last nights show in Milan, the designer showcased a runway that evoked a sense of exotic lands: Marrakesh in the Fifties, Navajo blanket patterns, and a vibrant Indian blue. This collection offers pieces that’ll suit every young socialite – as well as their mothers! But the takeaway would have to be the precision of execution. Dundas has been known to veer very closely to the sexualised glamour that’s so common in today’s high-flying style-set. But here, it was done in a more… tasteful sense.
Layers of floating chiffon on a gypsy-dress were tiered to eliminate exposed underwear without detracting from its ephemeral quality. Meanwhile lightweight jackets and flared trousers were a plenty. We aren’t saying that there weren’t the lacy, see-through, vibrant dresses Cavalli is known for, but for once the mood seemed to shine a light on an alternative form of sexy.
- Dmitri Ruwan