MILAN--Taking a break from their "Let Rock Rule World Tour 2014", lead Aerosmith band members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry sat front row at Roberto Cavalli's spring summer 2015 mens show -- sending the international fashion community off with a huge bang.
"Music has always inspired me and Aerosmith is from the 70's, like my Ferrari here," Roberto Cavalli told NOWFASHION, as he casually leaned back with his arms crossed next to his hot Ferrari Daytona, which he had parked in the middle of the catwalk.
Arriving relatively on-time, the band members were met by a crazed paparazzi crowd and graciously posed for pictures.
The seemingly more shy, soft spoken of the two, Joe Perry told NOWFASHION that it wasn't his first time to Italy's fashion capital. "I love it here. There is always something new [to discover]," Perry said, as he joined his decades-old bandmate for pictures.
Back on the catwalk, fashions were clearly inspired by the rap-blended music tied to the Aerosmith heydays of the 1980's and the South Beach fashion trends popularized by the Miami Vice TV series.
Cocktail wear was paramount at the show. Golden jacquard blazers and whimsical scarves were a tribute to hair bands of the era. Bare-chested models strutted down the runway in floral print karate pants tied with oversized obi belts, while tropical print jumpers included roomy karate pants and matching short-sleeved shirts with plunging necklines --recalling the playboy looks worn by Miami Vice stars Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Footwear made a splash with slip on sneakers, crafted in perforated leather and fashioned with espadrille textures and toes and drenched in bright colors like electric blue and acid green.
Cavalli, who considers Steven Tyler a "great friend" said in the end that his clothes have a lot in common with the evergreen Aerosmith spirit.
"Aerosmith's music is eternal and I hope my fashions will be eternal too," Cavalli said.