Paul Surridge’s vision for Roberto Cavalli has struck a chord with fans of the brand while at the same time creating a new audience of those who used to associate the label with overly-glamorous dressing. He continues this new approach with his first Men’s collection.
The past women’s shows have felt fresh and youthful with a modern take on classic codes of the house. The pieces still feel luxurious, but the new Cavalli man is contemporary who looks to dressing in a wearable and versatile way.
He opened with a selection of whiter than white looks including easy-going tailoring styled with polished sneakers. Then came the familiar animal print, but it wasn’t brash. Instead it came in a soft grey hue with the darker versions having a subtle shade of yellow going through them. The boldest item were the neon orange tiger print trousers after which Surridge introduced deep navy ensembles.
It was smooth introduction into the men’s collection offering elegance with just enough oomph.