MFW: Roberto Cavalli & Jil Sander

The intense suggestions of Roberto Cavalli and the minimalistic proposals of Jil Sander are creating the beautiful contrasts during the fourth day of Milan’s fashion week.

Text: Konstantina Livaditi



A renaissance feeling had spread all over Roberto Cavalli fashion show for fall/winter 2013. Joan of Arc tunics, mini dresses made with shimmering studs, pleats and knits that remind chainmail were some of the basic features of the clothes. The Medieval time seems to be the basic inspiration for this collection. A color palette that plays with the black and grey tones, lengths that range from mini to maxi, sparkled dresses, flared trousers and sharpen shouldered jackets, create the main view of Cavalli’s proposal. Furs couldn’t be absent from here. Grandiose jewels for the neck and the wrists, as well as box clutches, adorned beautifully all the clothes.



Minimalism was the core of this collection. But what else could someone expect from Jil Sander, a strong supporter of minimalism? The clothes ranged from perfectly shaped coats (pointed and curved at the same time) and mid-length demure skirts, to printed cashmeres and cropped trousers. Soft lines and pleats were giving an extra point on this effortless luxurious collection. The accessories that accompanied the clothes (tongued loafers and box clutch bags) added a feminine touch. At the end of the show, a series of black dresses appeared, having a thick strand of gold like a foil, and proved that diamonds and gold had been contributing in the inspiration of the show.