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Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011 Runway Review

Last season, Roberto Cavalli showed a darker and more sinister inspiration with models in primitive shredded snakeskin and that notion was taken further this season. In spite of the anarchic nature of the collection, it would seem the fashion house is in a good place. Just a few days ago, Roberto Cavalli Group revealed their positive financial performance last year and in keeping with the same themes from last season, it would seem Cavalli has tapped his target market and knows what they want.

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A darker palette of gunmetal grey, gold, black, and wine worked to accent the show's moody, tribal energy, the likes of which we saw in New York. Keeping with the trend of dramatically mixed textures we’ve seen so far in Milan, smooth leather jackets with appliqué were paired with multiple variations of chiffon and wool.

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The gilded armorial looks and animalistic prints were pulled straight from the designer’s archives because if Cavalli’s target market is a small one, he certainly knows how to please.

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Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree

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