Roberto Cavalli took guests at his spring/summer 2017 catwalk show on a long journey around the globe. Rough Cut – no reporter narration
Patchworks and denim in Cavalli’s Milan show journey
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Roberto Cavalli wrapped his models in bright textiles and patchworks from different countries and showcasing hippy-meets-native-American in his spring/summer 2017 collection. Past a lantern-studded courtyard, in a sixteenth century palazzo in the heart of Milan, models perched on high wedged heels were draped in shawls, stoles, vests, ponchos and multi-colored fabrics. Layered dresses alternated with flared trousers, suede fringed coats and kimonos made spectators travel around the world in just a few minutes, on Wednesday night, at the end of Milan’s first day of its fashion week. Denim decorated with patchworks and native American motifs gave way to velvet trousers with intricate crystal decorations and suede embroidered with roses. The colour palette used by creative director Peter Dundas, who took over from the founding designer last year, was bright, varied but focused mainly on a range of blues and oranges. In July, Cavalli appointed former Versace head Gian Giacomo Ferraris as its new chief executive. The brand is undergoing a transition since Italian private equity fund Clessidra took over in April last year and is seeking to revamp the Florentine label, famous among celebrities and known for its animal prints. Milan’s six-day fashion events run until Monday.