Saturday, 26 September 2009

Roberto Cavalli brings mediterranean flourish to womenswear show

Floral prints and flowing fabrics give a Provencal feel to the Italian designer's summer collection.

MILAN, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 26, 2009) REUTERS - Roberto Cavalli used a soft, flowing look in chiffons paired with smartly cut suit-style jackets and trousers for a very feminine feel in his spring/summer 2010 womenswear show on Saturday (September 26).
Models wore dresses that had shirt lapel necks and then flowed into pretty, cutaway chiffon dresses sprinkled with tiny flower prints.

These were worn over pinstripe narrow trousers and high heels for outfits that mixed smart with seductive.

Cavalli also worked with deckchair-weight canvas, swirling it in bias-cut panels rough at the edges on a dress for a peasant simplicity.

He swept up the floral theme in shoulder straps made of ruched roses or a jacket strewn with individually-made buds.

Colours kept to an emerging theme at this season's shows -- creams, pale pinks and ivory, magnolia and grey.