Posted on July 15, 2012

*sings* “Spread your wings and prepare to fly for you have become a butterfly rockstar!”

Check out the images from the Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013 menswear catwalk at Milan Fashion Week with some of my key notes on colours and influences below.

Nature was Roberto Cavalli’s main influence for his SS 2013 collection. The metaphorical transformation of the beautiful butterfly is reinterpreted to representing a man “whose joie de vivre radiates at the same time an eccentric and classic masculinity,” and is further done so by the disco cum rockstar hybrid walking down the runway. The glorious colour palette of lilac, grape, artic and sky blue were set alight by shimmering blues, petrol, violet, teal and aqua. The primary focus here was on a slender silhouette achieved through boxier jackets emphasising the shoulder and slimmer cut trouser,  nature’s geometry used as inspiration for pixelated prints and beaded embroidery on tailoring, natural python, treated to give it a shimmer effect, laminated nappa leather, suede nappa patch edged in laminated leather for jackets, trousers and ankle boots, long printed silk scarves, saturated colours further enhanced by laminated fabrics and glittering lapels. and of course the 500 real butterflies released at the end of the show representing the “beauty, perfection and love” the collection was built upon.

Aside from the colour palette, I loved the necklaces worn. I will definitely have to get my hands on those beauties!


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