Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I dream of Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli can be described as a women's man. Not that he is a womanizer but he understands what women desires and once he finds it, he channels them into his creations. Sexy silhouettes and bold leopard and serpent prints have been a part of his trademark since the days of yore and despite his recent tax fraud scandal which landed him a two-year jail term, it did not stopped him to be more creative and playful in order to meet what his female clients want. Come Fall/Winter and the scene changed.

While Summer played host to a plethora of colors taken from his Palm Beach-inspired collection, the Fall/Winter lot focuses on rich, elegant and opulence. Yes, think of the splendid colors of gold and the evergreen black matched with his trademark wild feline prints, fur trimmings and its stunning.
If last year's Ming porcelain-inspired collection has proved to be a hit among the fashionable ladies around the world then maybe history will be recreated again with Cavalli's oriental interpretation - slippery silk dresses with lace-filled fan cut-outs and Chinese dragons embroidered on them that burst out into a feathered train behind.

While Roberto Cavalli collection can be simply defined as the alternative to haute couture, it is worth buying because each pieces not only enhances the feminity of a woman but also captures the imagination of any man. In short, a Cavalli woman always win her man's heart.

*Photo by Marcio Madeira/Vogue

Roberto Cavalli - The Link, Mandarin Gallery, Level 2, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871

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