Milan Fashion Week SS16: Roberto Cavalli

Time machine

Milan Fashion Week SS16: Roberto Cavalli
Peter Dundas makes his return to Roberto Cavalli and takes us back in time with a whirlwind of frou-frou frocks, biker vests and acid washed denim

The inspiration: The old made new again. Acid washed denim that was all the rage in the '90s came in biker vests, whipstitched jackets, and cut-out dresses. Pop-ish hues of pink, purple and blue that we thought were put to rest past Cyndi Lauper's heydays and the turn of the millenium also resurfaced. 

The looks: Brimming with attitude. Designer Peter Dundas' return collection embraced the house's spirit with the Cavalli penchant for colours, but the devil-may-care attitude and the '90s teenage vibes were all his. A fixation on denim, tiered ruffles, high-waists, skin-tight jumpsuits and chain decoratives summed up his spring offering.

Favourite look: Look 13. The over-the-top bow on the bandeau, bared mid-riff and denim ripped and embellished beyond recognition, epitomised the designer's vision. 

Worth the investment: Anything acid washed or adorned with chain links. We see a similarity between Dundas and Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent. Both designers have a clear vision and they run with it; they sell more than just clothes, they sell a lifestyle.

I spy: Dangling earrings worn only on one ear; great for balacing out toga cuts (look 43).

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below.

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Text: Andrea Sim

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