VIDEO: Watch the runway show of Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2015 Collection at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo. Audio prohibited by copyright restrictions.
Tickets to one of the most anticipated events in town were a scarce commodity, and those lucky enough to score access hit the red carpet in their finest.
The pre-show reception, benefiting Women Leaders Forum, was abuzz with the well-heeled socializing in a chic cocktail setting. The anticipation was palpable as patrons readied to preview Italian designer Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2015 Collection.
• For a photo gallery of the show, visit Fashion Week El Paseo.
Known for his high style and rich exotic prints, Cavalli’s Fall collection featured both men’s and women’s apparel with attention to the art of opulent detailing. Baroque embellishments, sequined sunburst motifs, jeweled snake necklines, patterned denim, studs, and faux fur outerwear provided spectacular eye-catching stunners.
The sophisticated ready-to-wear line — with its flowing shapes in soft, printed fabrics — contained options that could easily transition from a ladies brunch to a power luncheon to a gallery opening to a gala evening with a change of shoe.
In addition, dresses with wide-waist belts and geometric midriff cutouts on eveningwear made contemporary statements. The audience loved the elegant, sheer lace one-piece evening gowns, drawing cheers as black and-gold pleated knits moved between short and long as well as ensembles in red for a dramatic infusion of polished haute charm.
Also seen on the women’s clothing were animal prints and jewel-toned colors in navy, emerald, and maroon. Bold menswear took the form of mixed-print bomber jackets and silk shirting.
Runway designs featured in the show will be available at the Saks Roberto Cavalli Trunk Show in store on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo, a Palm Springs Life magazine event, continues through March 28 under The Big White Tent on Larkspur Lane between Shadow Mountain and El Paseo. Visit www.fashionweekelpaseo.com for show and event details.
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