ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Roberto Cavalli's Silver Plated Flapper Hippies

Updated on September 28, 2010
Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images
Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Roberto Cavalli busted out his best 70's inspired creations in Milan, drawing gasps of appreciation from a crowd that hung on every gilt feather, every crochet string that passed for a pair of pants, every wan, straight haired model that swayed down the catwalk wearing clothing that appeared to have materialized out of several planes of existence at once.

Fringes featured heavily on the runway, indeed some models appeared to be festooned in nothing but fringes upon fringes. (Remember when I urged you to rush out and purchase a fringed bag in order to be appropriately on trend? Well a fringed bag may not be enough. If the Cavalli example is anything to go by, fashion won't stop until you have a fringed face.)

Pants that reveal cross crossed flesh also made recurring visits, cementing the trend as a youthful one - for as we all know, grown women who wear slitted pants are either in a harem or Carmen Electra. Of course, if the immodesty of the slitted pants is too much for you, you can always cover them up in fringes. A fringe covers a multitude of sins, so it would seem.

Crochet was everywhere, and there's a trend I can really get behind. In a recession economy, being able to crochet your own outfits is a tremendous boon. There's something incredibly organic about the sight of crochet clothing, and though Cavalli's interpretation is skimpy at best, it is safe to say that the woman on the street may desire a little more coverage.

Cavalli has done the fashion world a favor with this collection however - he has reimagined the 70's in a way that doesn't rely on clunky wooden platforms and frumpy high waisted pants. As much as those things are going to be in this season in spite of our better judgment, this new, sleek, slinky 70's with a decent dose of 1920's flapper style in the mix is actually something that we can wear into the future. There's something all very forward about it, indeed, most of these outfits would not be out of place in a Star Wars film, which is the definition of all things futuristic, is it not?

In a stroke of brilliance, Cavalli actually managed to embrace the minimalist trend by avoiding the bright colors that have been trotted out by many other designers, (Fendi, Christopher Kane, we are looking at you, and it's burning our retinas out.) These pieces all manage to create drama out of subtle color - and that's what fashion should be at best, a subtle drama.

Click here to view a full gallery of images and individual pieces on Jezebel.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)