Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli presented his new fall/winter 2014 collection last night at Milan fashion week fall 2014. The setting of the runway was quite magical thing to see, a hypnotizing dance of fire circled the runway. An equestrian atmosphere alternates with flashes of elaborate flapper dresses, like a modern day hunting party that blends with the symbols of the Maison.
A parade of tweed, Donegal, leather, military shapes and enveloping blanket coats makes a powerful entrance: like a modern day hunting party that blends with the symbols of the Maison. A show of classics – the uniform coat, the python trench lined in leather and the white mink trench, a pant with side stripes and the new Chivalry pant are cut with sartorial precision in the Roberto Cavalli tradition, but animated with sanguine details. The dance intensifies when the Cavalli woman reveals flashes of light and movement in the flapper dress: this woman who takes shape among the prints, the intarsias, the lace and the embroidery is a modern Lee Miller, the muse of Man Ray and of the most hypnotic debut du siècle. A time of sinuous outrageousness, revisited today by Roberto Cavalli with complex workmanship.
The femininity of the twenties and the geometry of the thirties weaves in and out of the collection in the dresses below the knee that are open-ended with slit or fringed hems. Hems that reveal games of lace and chiffon, feathers and crystals, that cut through the prints, make the butterflies embroideries fly, and that make petals open. The new handbag is called Regina, big enough to contain the entire kingdom of whoever wears it. Handles and details in brass worked by hand, panels of scale prints, the signs of a cosmopolitan traveler, that circles the globe guarding the secret of energy.
Josephine Van Delden
Fei Fei Sun
Feng Qi Wen
Josephine Le Tutour
Xiao Wen Ju
Josephine van Delden