Roberto Cavalli Menswear S/S12

Quintessential Cavalli glamour was present in the new menswear collection with a distinct look to 70s tailoring and details

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Cavalli's Spring Summer collection was a mix of different influences and references, but all centred on his signature glamourous character. This time round the Italian designer looked to the 70s for his core mood, creating something quite Starsky & Hutch. Wide lapels and wider collars featured throughout, appearing on single, double breasted and tuxedo suit jackets. Vertical striped jeans, high polo neck sweaters in bright pinks and blues and snakeskin detailing in print and on each models loafers, also added to the flamboyant look. Key elements appeared in items across the show including a slight bootcut to the trousers and denim and the addition of crushed velvet bow ties.

A nautical influence could also be seen in a number of pieces, but in a Cavalli style, of course it was more 'yacht at Cannes' than 'working sailor'. Bright blues featured heavily, coming up in azure, royal and softer lighter versions. Stripes also featured on a humber of pieces including jackets, shirts and trousers. A number of looks also came in a very laid back and boat friendly light blue and white combination, with soft loose pleated trousers being teamed with shirts open to the chest and club-style linen and cotton blazers.

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