Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week. VOGUE grounded Roberto Cavalli for “considered vulgarity”, and VOGUE sanctioned Roberto Cavalli by announcing “considered vulgarity” as the root of the brand. Although this Spring Summer 2019 collection presented at fashion week despite of a little to open sexy outfits was perfectly tailored.
Artistic designer Paul Surridge is a designer who came from Zegna and know perfectly how to keep identity of the brand and bring some absolutely perfect tailored look to Roberto Cavalli brand. Choice of the models is very questionable, as ugliness never considered sexy, but the pieces, adapted masculine shirts were the perfect hit of the new collection. But sisters Hadid, “did the trick” girls, brought to the show this feminine “douce” glittering mood. Maybe it’s not Roberto Cavalli we know but there were some sparkles in leather and knitwear. There was plenty of skin elsewhere, but the cropped blouses worn under deeply scooped tank dresses looked complicated, with the cut-out dresses only marginally less so.
“So I’m trying to keep a little bit of the sexuality, but packaged in a language that today’s consumer can understand, without being too provocative… You know, #MeToo, Time’s Up — what you’re doing in a community where social attitudes change rapidly. You have to be informed,” – said Paul Surridge. “The attention is on the legs and on barycentre, the origin of the body’s strength and it is emphasized with short hems and the shape of the bust line,” read the press-release.
Bike shorts, both plain and lavishly embellished versions, acted as a centerpiece to many looks. Surridge varied the tops between reworked menswear shirting (which was cropped, wrapped, ruched, and rumpled so as to cling to the body) and crisp, tunic-length jackets. With some shirts worn beneath strappy mini dresses, the bust was definitely emphasized, but not in a lurid way. Sporty start for Summer 2019.