Backstage before the show, Roberto Cavalli cited the large tropical fish tank he keeps at home as an inspiration. Rather than go for an over-the-top, va-va-voom mermaid look, the designer pared things down considerably at Just Cavalli with well-executed clothes that incorporated patterns and surface details with a more subtle hand than in past seasons. These included an oversize, sequined white T-shirt with a studded pleated skirt, and a tailored jacket in an appealing Mediterranean motif with matching skirt.

There were still plenty of sexier looks in the lineup — skintight pants in his signature jaguar print mixed with florals — but they never seemed overtly flashy.

What the collection perhaps lacked in energy was made up for with some real clothes — and that’s a good thing. Even a class act like Ariel might check them out next spring.

Backstage before the show, Roberto Cavalli cited the large tropical fish tank he keeps at home as an inspiration. Rather than go for an over-the-top, va-va-voom mermaid look, the designer pared things down considerably at Just Cavalli with well-executed clothes that incorporated patterns and surface details with a more subtle hand than in past seasons. These included an oversize, sequined white T-shirt with a studded pleated skirt, and a tailored jacket in an appealing Mediterranean motif with matching skirt.

There were still plenty of sexier looks in the lineup — skintight pants in his signature jaguar print mixed with florals — but they never seemed overtly flashy.

What the collection perhaps lacked in energy was made up for with some real clothes — and that’s a good thing. Even a class act like Ariel might check them out next spring.

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