Have you been longing for some high fashion with a touch of daring youth? You don’t need to think too much, it’s Just Cavalli. We hope you liked their resort collection unveiled not too long ago, because it is nothing like the new Just Cavalli pre-fall 2016 collection we’re about to discuss. For the pre-fall lookbook Cavalli has captured all the dark essence of the fall with the help of bold, vibrant colors paired with the dark side of the color palette.
When Cavalli is dark, it’s really dark! It’s not the boring pitch black you might imagine, it’s all encompassing black that draws you in like a galaxy. It’s the oily black print dress, where the print looks like reflections in a dark lake. To keep this short, we hope you understand our point; the new Just Cavalli pre-fall 2016 line is really dark.
When it comes to styling, some of the outfits seem like interesting combinations. There are a few dresses and separates that could look glammed up if styled with high heels and a slick updo, but you expected that, didn’t you? And that’s exactly why it’s not happening. Some of the styling reminds of gothic punk, i.e. the all black eye makeup, messy hairstyle and a don’t-care pose that looks everything near to seductive.
The lookbook features 35 looks, all different, ranging from everyday outfits to glamorous dresses that you wear to a party with invites. There are also some eccentric pieces like the hot pink ankle boots with glitter paired with baggy leather pants and a flowy red and black shirt. If you are ready to go a mile more eccentric, try to handle the big fur coat of the same hot pink color, some outfits just look better when you’re hungover.
Other highlights include super long scarves (10 points to Gryffindor!), sometimes styled with an elegant dress and sometimes the usual leather jacket. A common theme seems to be the small prints you find on the bottoms – skirts and shorts – as well as on some of the shirts and the dresses. We are seeing many irregular stripes running in different directions, and we love them all!
The color palette is dark, but not monochrome. Cavalli has used a number of colors, so many you might find it hard to believe they’re all in one pre-fall collection. One thing is common in all of them though; all the colors are very deep and heavy, radiating warmth and the nature’s shades you enjoy just as fall starts to take over.
The only drawback we could point out is the meat on the model… meaning, there is absolutely none. Those designs are astounding and they would look just as gorgeous on a fuller model. A super-skinny woman is no longer a trend, so we would love to see Cavalli join the list of weight-conscious brands. Especially when some of the dresses do have curves, so why not put them on a curvy figure and encourage healthy lifestyle in the modelling industry?
Photos courtesy of Vogue