The superlative artisanal skills of Italian craftspeople are the codes of Roberto Cavalli, and the focus of the Fall/Winter 2017 collection

by PARIS SOCIAL DIARY, photography by courtesy | 23 February, 2017

Harking back to the roots of Roberto Cavalli, the story here is of man meeting nature – nature evoked through precious skins and intricate recreations of animal markings, specifically tiger and leopard, and man through craft and ornament. The fusion of these two is the definition of Cavalli.

The mood is of nighttime, a nocturnal menagerie of Cavalli animals, defining the look of the Roberto Cavalli woman. The collection is sharply focused: a sequence of signature Cavalli silhouettes showcase a sinuous line, long and lean, or dynamic and abbreviated. The dresses are canvasses for an exploration of technique.

An ode to the beauty of nature, the sensuality of woman and to craft, these clothes express the true heritage of Roberto Cavalli.