Just Cavalli Womenswear S/S12

Roberto Cavalli focused on animal and floral prints, often in yellow, shown on chiffon shirts and cigarette trousers

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This season, Just Cavalli confirmed the playful bohemian spirit its past collections have conveyed: think sheer, flowy layers, a certain taste for floral or animal print, resulting in silhouettes both free-spirited and voluptuous. The show kicked off with a bright, yet on-the-go look, composed of a yellow, transparent chiffon shirt, skinny jeans of an almost identical shade but with sparse organic motifs, a matching skinny silk scarf and accessorized with heeled beige suede sandals. This combination was followed by a similar, slightly more sexy one: more chiffon on top, but this time with a central split offering a bare belly and waxed, silver-blue cigarette pants. 

As always, a good number of dresses were on show, this time in leopard print and inspired by lingerie-wear; in a similar style, skirts with trails were worn with matching leggings. For cooler nights, the collection also offered jackets with A-line, cape-like backs; even oversized, pink fur jackets made an appearance. A couple of male models also marched down, in leather jackets, silver pants, and ankle-high trainers; the hats, necklaces and recurring black garments seemed to indicate a Latin take on Pete Doherty – and, true to the brand, matching leopard  print for him n’ her.

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