The day before the show, I was able to take a sneak peek at the collection when I popped over the designer showroom. Though I did not linger long because I wanted to be surprised, there were already a few pieces that caught my eye, leading me to believe that the AW 2012-13 collection was going to be another strong one. I was ,of course, right on the money.
Cavalli had already wowed me last season with their bright prints and the integration of their signature animalier into them. This was another coup for the label, as even before the show, everyone was already impressed. How can you not be, with a long runway lined with 40,000 flowers to resemble a tiger’s stripes? Cavalli undeniably does prints best, and to work with an entirely different technique in integrating fur into prints that made them seem like exotic skin (think crocodile scales)? I can’t even be articulate enough to deservingly describe and praise the different level of craftsmanship involved in such a process.
The bags were very on- trend with mini hard cases as clutches, and briefcase satchels were done with structure and functionality in mind (more space for our things, please).
And the piéce de resistance of this season’s show? Naomi Campbell closes it in that bare back bordeaux color gown that seemed to drip in diamonds. Priceless. Roberto Cavalli is really a designer who is on a league of his own!