Roberto Cavalli thinks US fashion is "terrible".
The Italian fashion designer is so disgusted by the state of the industry in America that he "almost can't look at it", and he places part of the blame on US Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour because he believes she wants everyone to "dress the way she does".
He said: "Just look at American fashion, which is almost fashion. It's terrible and you almost can't look at it, but it has been driven by a great journalist - Anna Wintour - who wants all women to be like her and to dress the way she does."
Roberto has urged younger designers to break away from the mould and "try to be different and try to create artistic styles" for their designs to have a chance of "actually being worn".
He added to Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "I see young people coming out of design schools and they are too minimalist.
"Probably because their professors are minimalist, because they in turn have professors who follow styles of designs that are too industrial and commercial.
"I can only say try to be different and try to create artistic styles. Then the clothes can be transformed, changed and modified to take into account wearability and the possibility of actually being worn."