The Scene: Despite his recent slam on celebrity endorsements, Samantha Barks, Ellie Goulding and Cheryl Cole were all seated front row at Roberto Cavalli's show, which boasted a runway set up with a center ring of fire that burned for the duration of the show.
The Inspiration: Heat. The designer also noted that this season was about "energy and rebirth—like a Phoenix."
The Look: The ring of fire, which legitimately scared a number of editors given how packed the show was, tied into the designer's collection, which included floor-length silk gowns, trousers, suits, coats and dresses all printed with bright orange flames as well as fire-colored furs, while tassels with fiery beads were also in the mix and many of the looks looked almost as though they were catching fire. Cavalli classics like leather biker jackets, fitted trousers, tops and jackets fashioned out of snakeskin in a variety of colors, leather pants, shredded dresses and a series of beautiful drop-waist flapper dresses with elaborate fringe beading, as well as a black fringe skirt, rounded out the collection.
The Accessories: Pointed black pumps, strappy sandals, tasseled handbags and oversized tassel necklaces.
The Beauty: Hair was pulled out of the face and models were given a black cat eye.
The Takeaway: Love it or hate it, the work that went into Robert Cavalli's very detailed collection — fringe beading and all — was undeniably impressive.
All images: IMAXtree