Just Cavalli Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Just Cavalli Spring 2013

THEME: Mediterranean mermaid

HAIR: Worn down with a slight wave

MAKEUP: Iridescent eyes and sculpted cheekbones

ACCESSORIES: Oversized bags slung over the shoulder, heels with wide metallic ankle straps, peep-toe booties, knee-high lace-up boots, mirrored sunglasses, and neon chain-link necklaces

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: After a, shall we say, particularly feisty month that saw Roberto Cavalli taking aim at Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, it was time for the Italian designer to, in effect, put his money where his mouth was.

Fortunately, Cavalli held his own thanks to a showcase of pretty purple florals seamlessly mixed with his signature animal prints, stunning lace embroidery, and blue and white trumeau prints.

Cavalli's designs have never been for the demure, but here we found plenty of tamer pieces to lust after, from a lovely black dress with D&G-esque lace detailing at the hem, glossy navy shorts, to crisp white button-blouses paired with white biker jackets and the aforementioned floral/animal prints.

A sequined, fish scale-style sweatshirt, sea horse prints, and a series of psychedelic printed mullet dresses and caftans near the end were much more in Cavalli's comfort zone (if not ours), while blue and white tie-dye leggings hinted at the show's underlying mermaid theme.

Yep, kids, Spring 2013 has picked up yet another aquatic-inspired collection!

FRONT ROW: Azealia Banks, Solange Knowles