PRE-FALL 2018 WOMEN'S COLLECTION
A reimagined garden party. A new romanticism tempered by an urban, utilitarian edge. A dynamic, modern femininity meets slightly retro nostalgic vibes. Iconic symbols of a luxurious lifestyle are celebrated.
For the Pre-Fall 2018 season, Roberto Cavalli creative director Paul Surridge challenges the idea of print to build a reinvented graphic vocabulary. Floral patterns get a fresh makeover or are reworked through an abstract filter. Their contemporary twist is enhanced by the versatile fluid silhouettes, exuding a sense of comfortable ease.
A rough winter flower, the thistle becomes the protagonist of a multicolor artsy pattern, exalting the edgy attitude of asymmetric dresses with discreet frilled details. A lively garden motif highlights the delicate attitude of a draped tea dress and introduces a quintessential feminine flare into a functional safari jacket worked in a printed lizard jacquard fabric. Irises are embroidered on the seductive lace insert of a dress showing a sarong-inspired draping.
Celebrating the heritage of the brand, a macro zebra pattern pops up on a bleached denim trench cinched at the waist with a sash, while is paired with a python pattern on charming foulard dresses and skirts. Striking a balance between rigor and seduction, sharp-cut jumpsuits reveal draped details and plunging necks. Body conscious knitted dresses impeccably sculpt the female form. The brand’s exquisite artisanal approach is celebrated through the outwear, including a luxurious jersey bonded trench coat enriched by Western fringes on the back and an intarsia shaved goat fur short jacket trimmed with fox fur in natural shades.
A patchwork of precious materials, including leather, suede and precious skins, as well as decorative elements, such as fringes, embellish the elegant yet functional Rasna bag, available in two sizes – small and mini. Showing a buckle inspired by the doorknockers of Florentine aristocratic houses and straps decorated with nails, the iconic style pays homage to the most authentic Tuscan leather tradition.
Footwear is chic and practical. Evoking Moroccan babouche slippers, flats and ankle boots, featuring Roman column-inspired sculpted heels, are worked in a range of wild animal patterns, while open-toe mules show sinuous lines and risky red python heels. The eye-catching selection of bijoux spans from maxi pendant earrings with lucky charms to chunky necklaces with Etruscan-inspired medals and coins.