Posters as wide as football pitches stretch across buildings, the adoring public crowd outside the show venue, cameras in hand waiting to get a glimpse of the action.
This season celebrates Cavallis 40th birthday and so expectations are high for his mainline and second line, Just Cavalli. If the posters are anything to go by, fire and brimstone should feature heavily at some point.
Until then, at Just Cavalli the party was just getting going. The opening section featured party denim, a made up term but one that aptly describes the printed and patchwork waistcoats and jackets, beaded, bleached and moth-eaten (or that was the effect) jeans, some even festoned with pearls like a modern day Pearly Queen.
Floral and leaf print jumpsuits and fringed leather jackets followed in what was surely a celebration of the early years of Cavalli. So if were celebrating Cavalli classics, it seemed natural to finish on the labels signature, the leopard print floor length dress. Muted leopard and tie dye versions hit home, executed so successfully that you could almost watch a whole show of them.More