Roberto and Eva Cavalli returned from a visit to Bhutan last December with a bounty of print ideas, which competed with animal motifs for real estate on tight leggings, high-neck minidresses and showy outerwear.
“It’s an eccentric, eclectic girl,” Eva said backstage, noting that the Orient-inspired patterns can be worn sparingly or head-to-toe with flowing silk jumpsuits.
Sparingly is a relative term for this contemporary line, which tends to err on the farther side of demonstrative. To wit: the hoods of patchwork parkas bounced with ultrathick fur trim, and dense, metallic embroideries in dragon motifs crept over lean trousers and low-slung blazers.
Georgia May Jagger, the face of the upcoming Just Cavalli women’s fragrance, was the last model to walk the flame-licked runway, hammering home the label’s rock ’n’ roll spirit.