MILAN, Jan 26, 2014/ — Once again, Roberto Cavalli’s innate passion for nature was his muse for his Fall/Winter 2014-15 Pre collection as seen in his use of iconic animal prints that has become synonymous with the Roberto Cavalli label.
The classic leopard print is incised and enriched, opticalized, pleated and folded and alternated by stripes which create a trompe l’oeil effect resulting in inlays or entwined by sinuous lines in a sophisticated palette of smoky grey, tobacco, black and white.
Realizing the designs I precious artisanal craftsmanship, Roberto Cavalli’s Florentine heritage is easily identified in this opulent and sensual collection that feature a shattered zebra print that has been pixilated and digitalized.
The tiger print, another signature Roberto Cavalli design, unveils smoky watercolor hues and the wolf print dissolves in the refined mélange tones of grey and neautrals.
In the recurring floral motifs, the flowers are psychedelic. Fierce mythological creatures such as griffins, eagles with snake tails, hippogriffs or dragons enhance the precious jewels, highlight the necklines of the dresses, embellish the belts and come to life through luxurious leather applications on the form-fitting evening gowns.
The silhouette is sophisticated, precise and blended with the eclectic graphics of the prints which seem to follow, envelop and unveil the body. The soft volumes featured on coats and knitwear are mixed with slim and fluid dresses and pants.
The materials are exquisite: light silks, compact wools, cashmere mix textures, alpaca jacquards, French brocades, furs, leather and shearling meticulously crafted to emphasize volumes and overlappings.
The Cavalli woman represents the beauty, strength, courage, pride and elegance of a daring and charismatic appeal.