In Roberto Cavalli Spring 2019 collection, leopard and tribal prints were abundant. We saw biker shorts paired with one sleeved and off-the-shoulder tops. Embroidered shorts, sequins dresses, monochromatic looks were plentiful. However, these trends have already been a part of designers previous collections, and a fresh factor was missing. The tired styles call for more improvisation.
The collection is muscular and poised. Leather and silk are handwoven, silver paillette embroideries emphasize gesture. A new patchwork technique is applied to python and Cavallino is coated with an aluminum treatment,” said the fashion show description.
Cavalli woman used to be a carnival of flamboyant colour, animal print and a whole lot of showgirl glare. Now "she's an urban cool girl", says British designer Paul Surridge, who took over as head of the house in July 2017. Having already tamed the vivacious Italian label in an on-going journey to work with "sensuality rather than sexuality", he's now introducing "status through tailoring". "I'm looking at a new generation of consumer – it's younger. But age is not important to me – it's a younger attitude."
“ I want to bring tailoring to a younger audience as a feminine alternative to sportswear. This look uses excellent tailoring as a new surface for ornamentation.”
“The collection is an ongoing journey and celebration of the physicality of the body, and an evolution of sensuality rather than sexuality. It has a very mild North African vibe, inspired by a design team bonding trip we took to Morocco. I never have one particular muse that I design for; rather I'm working with a global idea of what women feel and what women want. I want to design a healthy image and a positive image”
I don’t know about you but to be honest I’m not liking too much the new collection starting from the AW18 , this is not Roberto Cavalli I want to wear.