Revolution and harmony: dreaming of femininity
In the Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2015-16 collection, a woman’s desire for freedom meets the formal balance of Bauhaus, creating an imaginary place where the warmth of romance and the formality of techno merge.
The silhouettes have a pure, functional design; lines are slim and slightly flared for miniskirts, or diluted and open for dresses, while the woven profiles of velvet coats blend wide lapels with tall collars and feather embroidery. The tight-fitting shirts are in lace, with fur-edged collars. Both the waistcoats in shearling and feathers and the bomber jackets and aviator jumpsuits in silk cady and lace reveal details that are modern yet feminine at the same time.
Untreated wools with a pavé of micro-studs and jacquard with coppered plaques prevail for knitwear, lit up by vanisè lurex and optical-art prints, which also feature on outerwear and trousers. Brocades with Bauhaus inspiration and lightweight patterns of stems and fronds turn into a flight of fading feathers, in embroidery and prints. Showy zips cut through the revolutionary spirit of the collection with sharp geometrics, framed by long angora scarves.
Warm shades such as rust, lead grey, mustard and deep blood red add depth to the lines. Old rose, orange, green and bright airforce blue play with layers and colour filling and variations on a theme of white.
Bags in nappa, velvet or applied ostrich are semi-rigid in three different sizes. Architectural designs also for the ankle boots with column heel, in suede, pony or croc print in plain or patchwork colourways.
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“FREEDOM AND LOVE”
Spring / Summer 2015 Collection
The Just Cavalli woman dances to the rhythm of life, in a place where Roberto Cavalli invites young people to share his own fashion story.
Good vibrations and touches of romance charge the scene with energy, giving inspiring messages of love and peace on the clothes, using micro-patterns that reproduce the symbols of a timeless counterculture. We thus become enraptured by the desire to get on a plane and be transported to the island of happiness.
The elegance of dresses and jackets with an urban cut meets the lightness of shirts and mini-skirts with bold, feminine lines, transforming a woman’s silhouette into the star of an open-air concert, in which each frequency enhances the details.
Tiny daisies, hearts, lilies and small butterflies dominate the patterns on the clothes, in which the chromatism of vivid polka dots becomes brilliant movement, creating spots of light that allow space for bodies and materials combined with assonance.
The slim, linear shapes of the trousers dress the body in a feminine way, while in our imaginations, the musical counterbeats are provided by the transparency of the chiffon dresses and pleated skirts.
The high notes in this modern, dynamic score therefore become the studs on the biker jackets, reworked like bright pearls to keep in line with the harmonious soul of the collection.
The miniature textures of animal prints provide the lively beat with which the garments conquer the big stage where the brilliant symphony of colours comes to life: ivory, sky blue and pink alternate with white and black, accompanied by red, light blue, yellow, purple and emerald green.
Chiffon and jacquard cottons for the peaked collars and ruffle skirts, prints adorn jackets and knitwear, leather creates the trousers and inlays, bringing onto the stage a sensual melody combining stories of style and images of life from every corner of the world.
Inspirations and visions succeed in renewing volumes and graphic elements, engraving the dream of a collection that aims to speak about freedom and universal love.
The Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection describes an exotic and exciting journey which appears to hover between ancient and contemporary times: the lightness of the fabrics and the magnificence of the traditional Asian decorative elements are embedded in the prints and highlighted in the textiles.
The silk jumpsuits’ flowing silhouette enhances the femininity of the female body by gliding almost imperceptibly along the skin, and super-slim pants are combined with matching or contrasting printed outerwear. The dresses are short and sensual, paired with deconstructed jackets; or long and fitted, completed by fur micro vests.
The knitwear plays with volumes, often in dégradé jacquard animal print, occasionally embellished by quilted silk sleeves, or high-neck and sleeveless in soft angora wool.
The prints, which represent the most distinctive and iconic Cavalli element, are inspired by the traditional Bhutanese culture and garments. Opulent metallic sequin embroideries are placed on pants and jackets and are also used to decorate the denim.
The colours are vibrant and intense: blue, orange, yellow, red and jade.
Boots with a red cylinder heel are created in python leather and jaguar printed pony or in leather combined with goatskin. Velvet open-toe ankle-boots, with stylized flame print soles and the same red heel, are decorated with small buttons.
The wraparound style acetate sunglasses come in bright colors with mirrored lenses. Some outfits present the refined necklaces created with silk threads and jade ornaments, worn by the Bhutanese aristocracy and called “tears of the gods”.