With the collection titled “Cavalli’s new China Girl”, the accessories for the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection re-interprets the iconic Chinese elements and then turn them into luxurious details and leitmotifs of a style that is both cosmopolitan and modern.
Oversize gold “pagoda” buttons punctuate the dresses, coats and maxi-gilets at a raised waist, to create an elongated silhouette.
Ming vase inspired floral motifs in golden metal climb up the transparent plexiglass heels of ankle boots worn with dresses both short and super short and semi-flats worn with loose, tailored pants.
Decorations become jewels: buckles on the wide belts and on the new Heroinebag that can be worn as a maxi clutch or as a shoulder bag.
The last reference to traditional Chinese motifs is in the linings of the long coats, painted and embroidered like cloisonne’ enamel.
Photos courtesy of Roberto Cavalli