Roberto Cavalli Shows A More Refined Side For FW18

Roberto Cavalli Shows A More Refined Side For FW18

British-born designer Paul Surridge channels "Basic Instinct" with a new collection surrounding the female seductress.

British-born designer Paul Surridge channels "Basic Instinct" with a new collection surrounding the female seductress.

Text: Rayne H. Ellis

The elegant woman's animal print finds a seductive edge in Cavalli's FW18 collection. Besides ice blue, crimson and royal purple the line is devoid of color and focuses on the stark contrast of animal print on white fabrics. The texture of choice is leather, with structural jackets and loosely tailored pants functioning as the main centerpieces.

Newly appointed creative director Paul Surridge took his inspiration right from Hollywood, citing Sharon Stone's Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct as his personal muse. He told the Guardian, "I like the idea of a powerful seductress," which is a concept that can be seen all throughout the collection. Side split coats and high-leg slits make frequent appearances, while skin-tight dresses and asymmetrical handkerchief hems are scattered throughout. Scroll through the images to see a preview of the FW18 collection.

Credits: images courtesy of Vogue Runway

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