MILAN — The Just Cavalli spring-summer 2013 collection is just right for the young and cheeky clientele that designer Roberto Cavalli has in mind for his second-line label.
The Florentine designer, known for his sexy styles, opted for demure rather than daring in his latest collection presented Friday during Milan Fashion Week. Printed chiffon, uneven hemlines and tattered stitching combined to create a peek-a-boo effect, leaving the rest to the imagination.
Argentine model Martin Mica, actress Sharon Stone's boyfriend, made a cameo appearance on the runway wearing a white double-breasted summer suit set off by Tuxedo bands of leopard fabric on the trousers __ both on the outer and inner seams. The couple is in town to attend Fashion Week. Stone will also chair an event Saturday for amFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
Most outfits in the warm weather show were loose and flowing, but there was also the usual share of pants and leggings in Cavali's signature animal print. A simple jeans vest over a pair of leopard printed pants underlined the youthful feeling of the collection.
Footwear was high-heeled but never aggressive: Open toed booties, high boots, and sandals strapped at the ankle, a popular style on the current Milan runway.
Models wore bare makeup with hair long and curly. Jewelry was optional.