Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2017 Collection shows us how to mix patterns, colors and textures. But is it too much for the everyday fashionista?
Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2017 Collection played with so many inspirations that at a first glance, it seems like an exotic mash-up, whose origins you can’t place. Is it the 70s free-spirited theme, or rock and roll, I wondered. It’s both actually. Creative Director Peter Dundas was inspired by the Navajo and Apache tribes, and also paid a tribute to Elvis Presley. The fashion show description mentions that the collection combines it all with “kimonos, Egyptian textiles, Buffalo soldiers, Victorian pioneers, and jaguar prints from Africa.”
The two major themes that came up in the collection were patchwork and mixing patterns. Inspired by travels, the collection is described as “a melange of inspirations and influences, times and places”. There were lots of fabrics and a huge color palette mixing a variety of shades – reds, pink, grey, tan, orange and denim blue.
The outfits were experimental. A combination of patterns and colors in every outfit made them seem overwhelming. The average fashionista would find it more practical to take a piece out of the collection, like an embellished jacket, or a pair of rose-patterned pants and wear it with a plain LBD.
One of my favorite pieces from this collection was this patterned blue and white jacket that can really make a statement in the winter!