In an intimate setting Peter Dundas showed his SS17 collection for Roberto Cavalli. The mood of the show was to be a blend of cultural aspects and references such as Native American prints and fabrics, traveling Victorian pioneers, and animal prints from Africa. All which became apparent as models walked the narrow runway sporting garments in a mix mosh of prints and colors.
Though the mood was a mix, 70’s styles held strong throughout the show. Patchwork and embroidery met in merriment on denim flares that were paired with sun bleached striped blazers and vests. Long fringed kimonos in dusty colors bore Navajo inspired prints and were paired with skinny flares and wooden clogs. Models sported oversized sunset tinted sunglasses and long thin neck tie scarves.
Staying true to his personal aesthetic is something to be said about Peter Dundas. Every season he shows a collection that is his interpretation of Cavalli. He is a master at mixing prints and textures and in this SS collection he effortlessly blends jaguar prints, floral embroidery and corset lacing to create gorgeous maxi dresses and gowns in paper thin fabrics. A sheer polka dotted maxi with navy embroidery breezed down the runway as its high low hem cascaded behind it. Another sheer gown stood out with its high neck collar and all over western inspired beading. Both looks were styled with supple brown leather boots that added a traveler vibe to the otherwise high end gowns.
Written by JESSICA FIELDS
Photos by MAXIM SAPOZHNIKOV
Visual editor MARIA JOSÉ GONZALVEZ