Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2018 collection was a modern type of sexiness, a fresh perspective on glamour. Contemporaneous breed of sexuality revolves around confidence; confidence is born from comfort. Silhouettes are emphatic. Shoulders are curvilinear, and tailoring is sliced to reveal flashes of the body, coats cut open high onto the thigh and trousers cut slim to the leg and slit at the ankle, a game of concealing and revealing. Stretch wools, silks and knit streamline silhouettes, contrasting with billowing chiffons, flirtatious drapes and transparent bouclé. Denim becomes precious, keyed with embroidery or used as a palette for tailoring in fine wool or luxurious crocodile and python skins.
The collection explores an interrelationship between he and she. An alpha female and an alpha male, their respective sexuality is emphasised. Menswear plays with the same codes – leathers, denims, animalier – but reinterprets them through a masculine idiom. An embracing of sexuality, an homage to glamour, to attraction, a re-coding of Roberto Cavalli, for him and for her.