Call it wanderlust on fire. Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2013 show for Just Cavalli took its audience on a walk to exotic locales across Asia. But the journey was briefly interrupted when an antifur protestor stormed the catwalk — a long, raised black stage with digital flames licking the sides — holding a sign with the slogan "Your Fashion, Their Death."
After security removed her from the runway, the show progressed with wild pattern combinations: one cream sweater had sleeves cut from a quilted pagoda print and was paired with tiger-print trousers. Some looks were accented with colorful tassels worn as necklaces. A few pieces in a blue peony print looked sweet, but the red dress depicting a gold dragon swimming through orange flames had a decidedly tougher aura.
As for the fur pieces that were being protested, there was no shortage of those. A blue-and-cream colorblocked fur coat came down the runway, and red strands of fur trimmed a parka in a red and black brocade.