• Text Vincent Levy
  • 29th January 2015

Italian American

Roberto Cavalli’s interest in Americana continues for FW15. Having based his last collection on Miami and it’s hedonistic playboys, this season presented a fresh concept of unashamed glamour. Outfits fused foppish rock and roll with elements of the Baroque – movements that lend to one another naturally, given their shared propensity for showiness. But rather than focusing solely on the beauty of excess, a sense of opulence emerged gradually in outfits. This began with slim-fit almost mod like suiting, built through the layering of animal motifs and studding, and reached a pinnacle with the addition of enormous furs. The wave of models quiffs – which looked somewhere between Elvis and Amadeus Mozart (whilst managing to avoid Liberace territory), also seemed to build with the same momentum. Downplaying the drama, garments limited palette of blacks, charcoals, sand and a top note of electric blue ensured enough modernity for total wardrobe relevance.