Saturday, September 26, 2015

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2016



So here it is... Peter Dundas’ first collection for the brand and well... it’s not bad but it’s surely not great. The DNA is there, the spirit is there but the clothes are only so so with few exceptions. The most egregious of its faults is the absolutely ghastly styling from the choice of shoes to how the collection was presented and assembled.

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Granted it is no easy task to take on a collection like this but hell, the shoes are ugly let alone not compatible to the collection, there should have been a bit more matchy matchy and not so much intentional breaking up... case in point the blue and white zebra! It is not exactly like the brand can’t withstand over the top and visual overload. Speaking of visual overload there were a few gowns that defy engineering let alone dressmaking. But WTF was anyone thinking when they slammed that black leather pouf or shall I say mass on several dresses or outfits.
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The side draped pant, well maybe it was a sarong type pant, might have worked far better in fabric rather than leather and where was the skirt with that closure? The hi/lo hems were at best iffy given the abrupt way they were used... it wasn’t a gradation of hem rather more like stop and start. The motorcycle jackets and vesst while not exactly new, worked well in the collection but the pairings were not new. What was beautiful was the was the laser cut suede tee shirts.

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Let’s just say for a first outing, he did fine and leaves lots of room for improvement. In the general scheme of things like what has been shown thus far this season, he gets a gold star even though the so called critics will not agree and would rather laud the talentless instead of pumping up those who possess it.