• Text Tempe Nakiska
  • 24th June 2014

Miami by Day(tona)

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry sat front row at Roberto Cavalli yesterday afternoon, taking a break from their ‘Let Rock Rule’ world tour. Apparently the designer got the memo, presenting a rock chic collection that fused his fiercest passions, music and travel, in his second menswear range since returning to the design helm for FW14.

Cavalli himself is vivacious, his passion only for the finer things in life. His Ferrari Daytona for example, which was casually parked in the middle of the catwalk. Cue a collection that was total 80s Americana, Miami Vice and everything South Beach rolled into one. A wardrobe envisaged by a designer hell bent on living life to the full, his followers keenly tracing his steps.

This romantic attitude ran like gold-tinged blood through each look, bare chested models accessorised with python printed silk scarves and obi belts, their feet in vivid espadrilles and perforated leather trainers.

The call of the wild was almost audible – peacock feathers, python and alligator skins echoed in prints and embossed leathers across silk shirting and sporty outerwear. White backed motifs harked back to Graeme Base’s picture book Animalia, a reminder of the parallel between Cavalli’s wild enthusiasm and imagination of someone with many fewer years.

Check out our preview of Roberto Cavalli SS15 here.