Tag Archives: Roberto Cavalli

Play On The Wild Side For The World Cup

Soccer mania is raging in the fashion industry this FIFA World Cup season. Roberto Cavalli joins the list of brands offering their own haute takes on the sport and its accessories.

Roberto Cavalli’s one-of-a-kind pieces are crafted with boldand camouflage prints, representing the powerful language of graphics in sport.

Paul Surridge, who is the Creative Director at Cavalli, designed these 11 footballs for the Pitti Immagine Uomo 94 project “Fanatic Feelings- Fashion Plays Football”, curated by Marcus Ebner and Francesco Bonami.

These 11 soccer balls are are made in Italy with genuine leather and exotic python skins, each hand-crafted by Italian artisans within the Roberto Cavalli house. While they are more aspirational luxury design objects rather than casual sport gear kicked on the field, they will sure complement your Cavalli SS19 wardrobe.

In fact, the prints found on the soccer balls are reflected in the brand’s SS19 men’s collection.

An undisclosed number of footballs from the set of 11 will be showcased and retailed Roberto Cavalli flagship stores such as Milan, Rome, Paris, London and Berlin to celebrate the Soccer World Cup- 2018. The rest will be sold in a dedicated “Market” pop-up store.


This is a good chance to give back while you’re at the peak of your soccer fever, as all proceeds will be donated to “Together To Go ONLUS”. The Milan foundation supports children with a free of charge rehabilitation program to recover from Central Nervous System lesions in Milan.

If you’re looking for a suitable place to showcase your gorgeous new collection of soccer balls, there is no better fit than the FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball Collection Trunk.

French house Louis Vuitton has joined forces with Adidas to create a FIFA World Cup trophy travel case and Match Ball Collection Trunk. The latter houses a Louis Vuitton soccer ball plus re-editions of the 13 official Adidas match balls used since the 1970s. More affordable are versions of its Keepall and Apollo bags, which, with their special-edition hexagon design, have been made to resemble actual soccer balls.

Roberto Cavalli: From Luxury Fashion To Hospitality Business

Roberto Cavalli, an Italian fashion designer who majored in textile print during his schooling years, thrived in his luxury business which included fashion design, perfume and leather accessories. Now, his next foray, though not his first will see Cavalli bring his designer touch on a hotel venture to Saudi Arabia. Mirabilia, is an upscale luxury hotel development in the Shams Ar Riyadh area. The newly clinched project is spearheaded by Chief Executive Officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris and Cavalli’s Florence-based company recently signed a US$600 million project with the largest publicly listed real estate developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dar Al-Arkan, to develop Mirabilia, Shams Ar Riyadh.

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli to design Mirabilia, a luxury hotel in Shams Ar Riyadh, Saudi Arabia through a partnership with developer Dar Al Arkan.

Roberto Cavalli To Interior Design A Residential Tower in Dubai

Although real estate design on such a scale is a big point of distinction for Cavalli’s eponymous luxury fashion house, a collaboration of this nature is not a first between the two. December last year, Roberto Cavalli teamed up with Dar Al-Arkan to work on the interiors of an “I love Florence” skyscraper in Dubai, which is expected to complete in 2020. Ferraris said “We have 10 years of furniture and home design behind us,” in expressing the brand’s credentials in taking on such ventures.

Roberto Cavalli is no stranger to businesses in the Middle Eastern Region, without providing additional details, Ferraris said the company is finalizing a deal to launch branded hotels starting in 2018. Thus, joining the like of Giorgio Armani, Versace and Bulgari in developing luxury hotels and resorts.

“We have a precise and distinctive DNA and there is a link between us and Dar Al-Arkan’s idea of a Mediterranean resort, as we bring joy, colour and Made in Italy quality.” – Chief Executive Officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris

The breakthrough project for Roberto Cavalli is now well underway and is expected to be completed in 2021. Called Marvels in Latin, Mirabilia comprises a collection of luxury custom-built one- to four-bedroom residential villas that range from 3,240 to 15,120 square feet – and a total of 160 such villas overlooking the Wadi Hanifa valley. The interior will render the iconic prints and patterns of the most significant collections of the Maison.

Roberto Cavalli Parts with Creative Chief Dundas

Roberto Cavalli Parts with Creative Chief Dundas

Fashion house Roberto Cavalli SpA has parted ways with its creative director Peter Dundas, according to widespread press reports. Dundas is not a veteran at the Florentine label, having joined a little over a year and a half ago.

Dundas, who had previously worked with designer brands such as Emanuel Ungaro, Emilo Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana, was appointed to the creative helm of Cavalli in March 2015.

Commenting on Dundas’s departure, Roberto Cavalli CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris confirmed the exit and thanked Dundas for “his contribution to the brand,” WWD reported.

“On behalf of Roberto Cavalli and our shareholders, we thank Peter Dundas for his contribution to the brand, and we wish him well for his future,” he said. “As Roberto Cavalli goes through a period of transformation, the design team will carry on and the appointment of a new creative director will be made in due course.”

Dundas’s last collection for the house was for spring 2017, presented in September in Milan. This is actually the second time around for Dundas at Roberto Cavalli. His first stint was longer, from 2002 to 2005.

Etro does stripes - spring/summer 2017 - Milan. © AFP PHOTO/ALBERTO PIZZOLI

5 Highlights from Milan Fashion Week SS17

Spring/summer 2017 of Milan Fashion Week bridged subtle sentiments and exuberant opulence. Even though eyes will be on Paris now, some offerings were just simply unforgettable. Here, we recap five highlights of the Milan presentations.

Frills for days

Like many labels showing collections in Milan, Diesel Black Gold brought frills to its spring/summer 2017 line. © ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP

Just like New York and London, frills were the trend-of-the-moment at Milan Fashion Week. It brings a display of flamboyance with a side of sensuality. Gucci’s interpretation was adorned with golden embellishment, while Blugirl and Diesel Black Gold (above) incorporated frills on their dresses.

Prints plethora

Prints on the Dolce & Gabbana runway - spring/summer 2017 - Milan. © AFP PHOTO/ALBERTO PIZZOLI

No matter the shape and size, prints and patterns are here for the season. Florals in spring may not be groundbreaking, but it is a perfect match – as demonstrated by Blumarine and Roberto Cavalli. Other designers also played with varieties of stripes (Etro, Cristiano Burani, Fendi), spots (Anteprima), geometrics (Versace, Byblos Milano), ethnic prints, and abstract patterns (Giorgio Armani). Dolce & Gabbana (above) stood out with Italy-inspired prints. 

Diverse array of dresses

A long dress by Blumarine - spring/summer 2017 - Milan. © GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP

Dresses were all the rage at the Milan shows. Some were cut short, like at Francesco Scognamiglio, Fendi, Giorgio Armani and Giamba. Longer iterations carrying a bohemian and romantic vibe were seen at Blumarine (above), Gucci, and Etro. Meanwhile, N°21, Anteprima, and Bottega Veneta opted for calf-length cuts

A sporty finish

A pleated dress by Byblos Milano - spring/summer 2017 - Milan. © GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP

The trend was spotted at Fendi, Versace, Byblos Milano (above), Philipp Plein and Francesco Scognamiglio. Even though most collections were naturally feminine and elegant, designers added more color with sportswear accents. Specialist materials, zips, hoods, pockets, and sneakers were incorporated to the collections. Athletic-inspired pleated dresses were also spotted.


etro hot pants from Prada - spring/summer 2017 - Milan. © ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP

The past merged with the present in conversation-worthy attire. Designers paid tribute to the 1970s with tight high-waisted hot pants and sensational prints at Prada (above), as well as Roberto Cavalli’s flared pants. Gucci in particular, fully embodied the retro spirit as it continues its current period.

Issey Miyake

5 Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Trends

The new season will soon be upon us and it is time to start thinking of another wardrobe update. Straight from the runways around the world, we explore the five trends that are set to be big for women’s fashion this fall. For fall/winter, the brands brought out designs such as long-length pieces with various finishes.

Chic Pleats 
Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

The pleated skirt this summer has paved the way for pleats to be worked into long and short skirts, dresses and tops. From Maison Margiela to Diesel Black Gold, Valentino and Bottega Veneta the trend was used in various forms to highlight a sensual vibe in the designs. Over at Issey Miyake, the brand showcased two new technical procedures that boosted the fluidity of movement, creating an array of optical illusions.

Spotlight on shoulders 
Christian Dior

Christian Dior

The shoulders are the stars of the season, in case the off-shoulder summer trend has not given you a better hint. From asymmetrical tops and dresses to cuts that leave the shoulders entirely bare, fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Mugler, Anthony Vaccarello, Ermanni Scervino and Alexander McQueen are leading the way. Other designers chose to keep shoulders covered but structured in designs that exaggerated the eighties styles such as Saint Laurent and Jacquemus.

Silky soft fur 
Moncler Gamme Rouge

Moncler Gamme Rouge

Where some brands are steering clear of fur, others chose to showcase the material in various colors this season. From brightly colored, autumnal and sophisticated white, fur was a favorite for several designers. Labels such as Moncler Gamme Rouge featured it on collars, coats, skirts and even hats making it the pride and joy of the collection. At Paul & Joe as well as Valentino, fur was seen in multi-colored pastel shades while Saint Laurent saw the material in bright red. Over at Chloé, fur was featured in electric blue while Fendi simply embraced fur in its designs as always.

Sheer, floaty fabrics
Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

The springtime vibe was seen in dresses that were lighter and floatier, becoming almost transparent. This season’s gowns are a simple veil, with super-fine fabrics, sheers, embroidery and netting hinting at the female form for a sensual rather than sexy effect. This trend was seen at Sonia Rykiel, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Andrew GN, Chalayan, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander Wang. The season’s hottest look sees a very lightweight dress worn with a long, heavy coat.

Prints go wild
Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

They never really left the building so it is no surprise that prints will be back in a big way this season. They’ll be seen in touches here and there, like Kenzo’s tiger-print collars, as well as in full-on animal-print ensembles. In the fashion jungle, Sonia Rykiel opted for python print, Givenchy mixed python and panther motifs, and Dior went for leopard. Blumarine brought animal-print to accessories, along with Roberto Cavalli.

Prints: Resort 2017 Runway Trend

Monochrome and graphic color blocking are so last season. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at the latest resort 2017 collections to have hit the runways. From abstract, animalistic to floral, the trend is certainly going to excite those who have never been drawn to the plain and safe choices of seasons past.

Edun Resort 2017

Edun Resort 2017

Of course, that isn’t to say that all the prints are loud and vibrant to the point of no return. Fashion — as it always has — provides us with a vast range to choose from and this trend has something for everyone. Those who veer towards minimalist fashion should look to Edun. Inspired by the iconic image of Diana Ross in the 1970s as she lounged by a swimming pool in Palm Springs as well as the Gio Tribe of Northeastern Liberia, the brand has brought out a whole host of colors. Producing a stripe pattern, Edun brings ecrus, rose pinks and soft pale blues together with vibrant yellows and reds.

Michael Kors Resort 2017

Michael Kors Resort 2017

Don’t care too much for color? Michael Kors is your man (or designer). With the help of contemporary houndstooth, tinsel-style stripes and polka dots, the designer shows us how prints can be done in style. Alternative aesthetics are available in the form of floral and feminine motifs from the likes of Carven, whose Prairie-style skirts were livened up with colorful embroidery, and Rochas, whose dainty take on the tropical herbarium saw fluid fabrics dappled with printed orchids, hibiscus, jasmine and wild geraniums.

Dior Cruise 2017

Dior Cruise 2017

Continuing the floral theme was Dior with dainty tea dresses showcasing tiny blooms. A surprising move was from Gucci, whose loud Britannia-loving collection that was filled with Union Jacks and tartans also made way for the girlish and flowery maxi skirts. Of course, the bold and the fashionable are also richly rewarded this season thanks to Moschino. Embracing prints of every kind, the brand channelled the 1970s with full-length animal prints. Another who followed the path of the bold prints was Emilio Pucci who brought palm tree prints, while Roberto Cavalli favored a whirlwind of kaleidoscopic patterns and colors. Even the normally restrained Chanel threw caution to the wind at its Cuban resort show, unveiling patchwork printed jumpsuits and glitzy shift dresses on the catwalk.

Final Cut: 4 Red Carpet Trends Cannes 2016

Ah the red carpet and the beautiful women, designer gowns and gems worth millions drawn to it. It takes some time to sift through the images and galleries to find the trends that we know you love but someone has to do it.

We covered the yellow trend starting strong on opening night and you would be forgiven for overlooking several other trends. As the festival continued, the designers sent their best designs out and we were treated to more trends. We take a look at the four trends you may have missed.

Best Foot Forward

From left: Karlie Kloss (Marchesa gown with Chopard jewelry); Bella Hadid (Alexandre Vauthier gown); Alessandra Ambrosio (Redemption gown and Boucheron Jewelry); Izabel Goulart (Alexandre Vauthier gown); Ana Beatriz Barros (Ralph and Russo gown). Images from Runway Manhattan.

From left: Karlie Kloss (Marchesa gown with Chopard jewelry); Bella Hadid (Alexandre Vauthier gown); Alessandra Ambrosio (Redemption gown and Boucheron Jewelry); Izabel Goulart (Alexandre Vauthier gown); Ana Beatriz Barros (Ralph and Russo gown). Images from Runway Manhattan.

You could call Angelina Jolie the pioneer of leg flashers since she did bring this trend back in vogue at the Oscars in 2013. Three years on and it is far from over. In fact, if Bella Hadid’s dress is any indication, the slits just keep getting higher… Of course, these are models we speak of so naturally they really do have some of the best gams in the world. Just like those slits, where they end no one knows…

Belle of the Ball

From left: Blake Lively (Vivienne Westwood gown); Elle Fanning (Valentino gown); Jourdan Dunn (Ralph and Russo gown). Images from Runway Manhattan.

From left: Blake Lively (Vivienne Westwood gown); Elle Fanning (Valentino gown); Jourdan Dunn (Ralph and Russo gown). Images from Runway Manhattan.

We fell in love with several of these dresses that would have been a young girl’s fantasy. From Blake Lively in her Cinderella-esque gown to Elle Fanning who looked whimsical, the fairy-tale princesses made the red carpet their own and the pictures didn’t disappoint.

The Naked Dress

From left: Blake Lively (Atelier Versace gown); Kendall Jenner (Cavalli Couture gown); Bella Hadid (Cavalli Couture gown). Images from Runway Manhattan.

From left: Blake Lively (Atelier Versace gown); Kendall Jenner (Cavalli Couture gown); Bella Hadid (Cavalli Couture gown). Images from Runway Manhattan.

There are nude colored dresses and then there are the naked dresses. As risky to wear as the thigh-high slits, this requires a certain amount of bravado —and the confidence to go commando — to pull off. While some chose to use strategically placed panels to pull off this look, others went all out.

Suit Up

From left: Susan Sarandon (Saint Laurent suit); Victoria Beckham (Victoria Beckham Jumpsuit and Chopard jewelry); Charlize Theron (Christian Dior Couture and Cartier jewelry). Images from Runway Manhattan.

From left: Susan Sarandon (Saint Laurent suit); Victoria Beckham (Victoria Beckham Jumpsuit and Chopard jewelry); Charlize Theron (Christian Dior Couture and Cartier jewelry). Images from Runway Manhattan.

This one made us wonder if Barney Stinson decided to switch professions and dress Hollywood for a change. This look proved to be more controversial than the high slits or the naked dress. With a strict rule in place for all, the stars were expected to turn up in black tie appropriate attire and some of the ladies decided to walk the path less traveled. Forgoing the heavy gowns, Susan Sarandon and Victoria Beckham led the way in standing the dress code on its head with their pantsuits. While we think they looked just as elegant on the red carpet as anyone in a frock this year, if you take a look at the background, you’ll see why this generally is not a great idea. On that note, yes even the photographers at these events follow the dress code.

10 Top Trends for Autumn/Winter 2016-17

The end of fashion collection shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, completes the full range of Autumn/Winter 2016-17 trends. With the fashion world still split on whether pieces in collections should go for sale immediately during the season or whether a delay is required to make the best of what they have, it seems that some designers are inspired by this tussle to mix it up a bit. Spring styles seemed to have bled a bit into Winter, among other stylistic ambiguities that made for an interesting series of Fashion Weeks.

Dreams of Spring


Dark and neutral shades such beige, white, brown, black, and blue are the normal palette staples for a wintry and cool hue but this time, spring came through. The cool hues were still dominant but lighter melds and more springlike tones intruded. Liselore Frowijn, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci and Francesco Scognamiglio cheered winter up with pastel explosions, bolder brights, and gay color. New York, though, stood apart from the rest, as, other than a few (notably Michael Kors), that Fashion Week kept to the dark, muted palette.


Blue is the new Black

AW1617-Trends-BlueFrom petrol blue to pastel blue; from midnight and electric blue to navy and lavender – all these served as counterpoints to timeless black. Versace, Diesel Black Gold and Fendi went big on blue while Rahul Mishra, Eudon Choi, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, and Missoni presented looks in the color or used blue in smaller touches. Just see how much blue you can spot in this very story!

Denim, normally a famous blue, was less present than previous seasons but still featured in collections from Chanel, Stella McCartney, Blumarine and Ujoh.


Eye-Catching DetailsAW1617-Trends-Embellishment

Continuing the eccentric vibe of the season are eyecatching embellishments mixed with outstanding patterns sitting alongside and contrasting with minimalist designs. Such occurs normally with the clash of multiple trends but in this case such details featured in almost all labels’ collection to some extent. Dolce & Gabbana flashed it up with diamanté, alongside golden, mirror-effect embellishments and metallic Lurex while Saint Laurent used bold detail in a different way more suited to the collection’s retro stylings.


Flashy FursAW1617-Trends-Fur

Fur in color was another staple among labels, whether finished with multi-colored horizontal stripes or vivid shades verging on the fluroscent, or packed with prints. Fendi set the tone with pieces, detailing and accessories all made from brightly colored fur while Ermanno Scervino brought smaller touches of it to hoods and collars. Ellery finished fur in red, pink and burgundy, while Saint Laurent went for electric shades.


Winter’s OuterwearAW1617-Trends-Outerwear

To combat the cold, coats, jackets, parkas and down jackets are firm fixtures of the season. Going the whole range from classical and functional to extravagant, outerwear this season is sure to fit all kinds of tastes, leaving something for everyone. Zips were a key feature for many, sometimes used as embellishment, but other times allowing big coats transform into lightweight outdoor garments. One key trend — seen in particular at Léa Peckre, Burberry and Narciso Rodriguez — is a masculine coat with a long, wide cut, worn over a lightweight dress, a sure sign of designers thinking beyond traditional seasons. Oversized coats will be big news this winter but down jackets and parkas with touches of fur or color — as spotted at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rag&Bone — will be popular too. Chanel went for a more classic, highly feminine padded jacket.


Gender BendingAW1617-Trends-Unisex

Beyond the seasonal mix-up came unisex silhouettes and garments inspired by menswear. On the whole, though, the trend was still highly feminine looks with a few masculine details. Collections involved in the masculine/feminine trend include Paul Smith, John Galliano, Paul & Joe and Victoria Beckham. Some showed suit jackets with big shoulders and wide-cut trousers. Lots of other labels though — like Gucci, Mugler and Elie Saab — previewed more feminine, sensual collections.


Nightwear for DaytimeAW1617-Trends-Nightwear

Lingerie and sleepwear made their appearance on the runways as outerwear in autumn/winter collections. Lingerie-style dresses worn under thick, heavy coats, like at Sonia Rykiel, as well as dressing gowns and pajama pants were also spotted on the catwalk for a laid-back daytime look. This trend was mostly seen on the Italian catwalk, at Trussardi, Missoni, Gucci and Roberto Cavalli.



Edie Campbell

Other designers rode on a sailor or seafaring theme with sweaters, pants and sailor-style buttoning, all in a palette of navy blue, red and yellow. Cédric Charlier went particularly big on sailor chic in a collection inspired by old photos of retro seamen. Y/Project, Prada and Tommy Hilfiger also showed nautical looks.


Size MattersAW1617-Trends-Oversized

Wide, baggy, and even oversized pants were prominent, although skinny cuts were still present. Chalayan went for wide-cut leather pants, Jacquemus matched them with a huge-shouldered XXL jacket, Giorgio Armani printed them with patterns and Ralph Lauren gave them a high waist. Shiatzy Chen, on the other hand, had loose-cut pants with patterns and transparent effects.


Sleek SportinessAW1617-Trends-Sportswear

Some brought hints of a sporty style to their autumn/winter collections, while others jumped into sportswear head first. Among those adding a few sportswear pieces to feminine, urban collections, or leaving discreet touches of sportiness are Carven, Alexis Mabille, Alexander Wang and, of course, Tommy Hilfiger. There were some interesting collaborations in the sportswear arena too, such as Fenty x Puma by Rihanna.

All images are courtesy of AFP.

10 Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

With winter winding down and spring making its way to us, it is time to think about switching out the winter wear for lighter looks. We revisit 10 of the biggest trends from the ready-to-wear collections on the runways to make things a little easier as you do a wardrobe cleanse for the new season. If you are in a more tropical region, Spring/Summer 2016 looks might work the whole year through and you might have already started.


One material from winter that will live on into spring is leather. From skirts to dresses, jackets and even tops, leather will be cropping up in an array of colors. Brands such as Burberry Prorsum, Each & Other and Vionnet sported biker jackets while Trussardi showcased a yellow leather dress. Keeping up the trend of colorful leather, was Barbara Bui who rocked leather trousers in both black and pink.

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

Sheer Sensuality

Subtle sheer fabrics were another major trend to be seen for spring/summer 2016. Soft and sensual fabrics dominated at Givenchy where only certain parts of the body were shown. Similarly, Nina Ricci, Missioni and Akris sent models down the ramp essentially topless save for dark and sheer veils.



Color Kaleidoscope

There is no single stand-out color trend for this season. Brands brought a wide range of shades to the SS16 catwalks, from vivid hues (candy pink at Emporio Armani and almost fluorescent colors at Polo Ralph Lauren) to pastel shades, which were popular with almost all labels. Autumnal tones were spotted too, with camel and gray at Daks, as well as black and white combos at DKNY, Costume National, Margiela, Carven and Balenciaga. However, one noticeably popular color for the season is silver, with Iceberg, Jeremy Scott, Loewe and Iris Van Herpen showing this metallic shade in matte or iridescent versions.



Spring Stripes

While some labels rocked sailor chic – an ideal look for spring/summer – most opted for multi-colored stripes in sometimes psychedelic combinations. Whether vertical or horizontal, wide or super-fine, stripes of all kinds were seen on summer dresses, skirts, tops and pants in catwalk collections from the likes of Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana. Max Mara splashed stripes in yellow and white, Rochas went for oversized bands and Issey Miyake turned lines into waves.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Pop Prints, Quirky Patterns

Designers brought cartoons, drawings, pop prints and quirky slogans to the most feminine of ensembles this season. Jeremy Scott stamped garments with huge cartoon faces, while Lanvin rocked handbag and stiletto motifs and Giamba (Giambattista Valli) used a cheeky lipstick print. This trend offers a contrasting alternative with the season’s sensual and chic ensembles.




Womenswear also gets a stylish yet romantic, carefree and bohemian vibe this season, with jumpsuits, skirts and dresses with long, floaty cuts, in light shades or powdery pastels. This look was seen at Chloé, Paul & Joe and Giambattista Valli but in a fairly minor way. Tommy Hilfiger takes things further, matching boho looks with beanie hats, trainers and sunglasses with colored lenses.



Festival of Fringing

Last year’s fringing will be back in a big way for spring/summer 2016, with summer festivals offering strong inspiration for clothing and accessories. Key pieces will be finished in leather and, in particular, suede. MSGM, Roberto Cavalli, Carven, Balmain and Barbara Bui all brought fringes to various items in their womenswear collections. Balenciaga stood out from the crowd with fringed handbags.



Pajama Party

Last season’s pajama trend is even hotter for SS16. Dolce & Gabbana showed off pajama suits with characteristically big flower prints. Blumarine also used flowers as a more discreet addition to its oversized pajamas. Paco Rabanne opted for a lingerie-inspired look, rocking underwear as outerwear with a sportswear feel.



Military Detail

Although less present on the spring/summer runways than for autumn/winter 2015, military detail will continue as a trend for spring. As well as details such as chains and double-breasted cuts, the military look brings khaki shades to this season’s collections, with army greens seen at Rochas, Guy Laroche and Chalayan. Note, however, that camouflage is nowhere to be seen this season.



Short Styles

While skirts keep legs at least partially covered this season, shorts are sure to show them off. Several versions are in line for SS16, with loose-cut shorts and mini shorts at Giorgio Armani or frayed cut-offs at Alexander Wang. Paul & Joe kept things casual with laid-back denim shorts.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Roberto Cavali Fall 2015 Ad campaign

Ciara is the new face of Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavali Fall 2015 Ad campaign

Hip-hop artist Ciara has landed a new starring role in the latest Roberto Cavalli campaign. The American musician is promoting the Italian fashion house’s evocative Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection through “Ciara’s Kingdom,” the story of a world encapsulated in one room.

The space acts as a surreal kingdom, with the walls representing a magical sky and the surfaces and floors inspired by desert volumes, sand dunes and earthy hues.

Roberto Cavali Fall 2015 campaign

Shot by photographer Francesco Carrozzini, the campaign emphasizes the collection’s dreamlike quality, with luxurious fabrics and rich colors adorned by prints designed to “capture the warmth of a starry night with the brilliance of elegant solid colors”.

The focal point of the collection is its long, flowing dresses bearing traces of traditional oriental embroideries offset by modern details.

Roberto Cavali Autumn 2015 campaign

It is the second music-themed campaign of the year for Cavalli, whose Spring/Summer 2015 photoshoot was themed around the Coachella music festival, featuring stars including the French singer Soko.

Last December the house revealed American rapper Nicki Minaj as its “face”, with the designer praising her “strong sensuality”.

Peter Dundas

Peter Dundas Is Taking Over at Roberto Cavalli

Peter Dundas

Roberto Cavalli has appointed Norwegian designer Peter Dundas as its new creative director, with immediate effect.

The former artistic director at Emilio Pucci will debut his first collection for the Italian fashion house in Milan this fall.

It won’t be the first time Dundas has worked for Cavalli — he was part of the team from 2002 to 2005. He told the site: “”This is a homecoming for me. It is an honor for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli and I am very excited by the possibilities and potential of this unique brand. I cannot wait to get started.”

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015

Nicki Minaj is the new face of Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015

 has a brand new face for Spring/Summer 2015: young American rapper Nicki Minaj.

The brand praised her “strong sensuality,” with the campaign seeking to capture the spirit of a “tribal dance” with the season’s colorful clothing and bold accessories.

Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2015

“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman.”

Roberto Cavalli SS15

“In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes” explained Cavalli.

Roberto Cavalli SS15

“With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she makes them a strength.”

tribal dance Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wears the brand’s famous animal prints, as well as holding exotic animal skin accessories and (fittingly) a snakeskin-trimmed blazer.

Nicki Minaj

The campaign was shot in Los Angeles by photographer Francesco Carrozzini, with hair by Brent Lawler and makeup by Mylah Morales.

Nicki Minaj for Roberto Cavalli Roberto Cavalli eyewear SS15 Nicki Minaj CavalliRoberto Cavalli Handbags SS15

Just Cavalli Fall 2014 Campaign

Just Cavalli Fall Winter 2014 Campaign

Just Cavalli Fall 2014 Campaign

Roberto Cavalli mixed up a young rock ‘n’ roll cast of artists and musicians for the latest  campaign.

Just Cavalli Fall 2014 ad campaign

Shot by Michel Comte in Los Angeles, the new Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 2014 plays with what the brand is calling a “Renaissance-Rock mood,” aka straight-up Hollywood decadence with a hint of youthful rebellion.

Ruby Stewart & Langley Fox Hemingway

The images feature Ruby Stewart (rock star progeny of Rod Stewart and Kelly Emberg), artist Langley Fox (sister of model Dree Hemingway, and great-granddaughter of Ernest), Matthew Whitehouse (singer of UK indie band The Heartbreaks) and Miles Hurley (nephew of actress Elizabeth Hurley).

Just Cavalli FW 2014

Hair was taken care of Sheridan Ward and Robin Black was on make-up duties, and the models show off the collection’s typically glitzy mix of prints and metallics.

Just Cavalli Eyewear Fall Winter 2014

This kind of mix of youthful faces with wide-ranging talents brings to mind the casts of some of Burberry’s campaigns.

Just Cavalli Eyewear Fall 2014

In fact, Whitehouse has previously been picked out by Christopher Bailey for one of his Mario Testino-shot campaigns.

Just Cavalli Underwears Fall 2014

Katy Perry tour costumes

Roberto Cavalli tour costumes for Katy Perry

Katy Perry tour costumes

Roberto Cavalli has created two special looks for Katy Perry‘s Prismatic World Tour which kicks off this week.

The ‘Kaleidoscope Brodè’ dress is embroidered with prism crystals, sequins and iridescent micro baguettes. The holographic mirror effect is created by a tulle plastron and patchwork leather motifs to create 3D reflections.

The second look, a ‘Crocodile Scarab’ silhouette features a pleated skirt and a micro top in mirrored multicolor leather.

There’s a crocodile graphic on a multilayer light mousseline silk lamé, covered with a thin layer of silver powder for added shine, and a printed leather biker jacket is worn over the top with a holographic reptile motif.

Katy Perry tour costume

The Prismatic tour begins this Wednesday (May 7) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Perry will also wear an haute couture gown by Valentino, which she revealed via Instagram last week.

Roberto Cavalli chocolate Easter eggs

Easter 2014: the best luxury eggs

Roberto Cavalli chocolate Easter eggs

Design houses like Roberto Cavalli and Armani are creating some of the chicest Easter eggs on the block, enrobing confectionery in animal-inspired prints and wrapping their Easter collections with a pink sash.

Cavalli’s springtime ode, for instance, comes in the form of a trio of zebra and giraffe-inspired white, milk and dark chocolate eggs that contain a pendant gift. The 140-gram egg carries a luxury price tag at €49.

Eggs can be purchased online and are shipped within Europe but are also carried at the designer’s Florentine coffee shop Caffe Giacosa, an historic 19th century landmark that has served nobles and Italian royalty.

Armani Dolci chocolate Easter collection 2014

Armani Dolci’s Easter collection is also a dressed up version of the grocery store Easter egg and comes in seasonal, floral packaging. The box is wrapped in a pink satin ribbon and includes a silver-plated frog pendant.

The brand’s Easter collection includes praline-filled eggs and bonbons for between €24 to €29. Armani Dolci chocolates ship worldwide.

Chocolatier Jacques Torres

Meanwhile, master chocolatier Jacques Torres is hoping to break a world record for the most expensive chocolate egg sold at auction, as part of New York’s charitable Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, going on now.

The Easter egg stands 30 inches tall (76 cm) and weighs 120 lbs (54 kg) while depicting iconic New York landmarks and its cityscape. Online bids are currently being placed at bit.ly/1fLomCZ. Bidding closes April 22.

Wings by Roberto Cavalli Home

Roberto Cavalli Home introduces new armchair ‘Wings’

Wings by Roberto Cavalli Home

Roberto Cavalli has unveiled his latest interior piece, the luxurious ‘Wings’ armchair, during Milan Design Week 2014.

Part of the latest Roberto Cavalli Home collection, Wings is a futuristic-looking low reclining seat. According to Cavalli, it is “an armchair that breaks the rules with complete nonchalance”.

The latest ‘Wings & Roses’ collection pays homage to the heritage of Italian and European design, combining heat fusion techniques, vibrant colors and prints and all-over printed glass combined with nickel steel and chrome.

Comprising the Wings armchair, a Maxi-Rose sofa, a coffee table, bookcase, night table and bed among other accessories, the collection focuses on the striking prints which are Cavalli’s signature design touch.

Luxurious details across the range include leather inlays and prints inserted under resin, with colorways centering around red, gold, black and white and incorporating striped and floral motifs.

The collection is currently on display in a loft setting at the brand’s new Milan boutique, as part of the events surrounding Salone del Mobile.

Roberto Cavalli Home fall 2014

Roberto Cavalli Home Autumn/Winter 2014

The Roberto Cavalli Home linen collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 has been unveiled, and bold prints are the motif of the day.

Roberto Cavalli Home fall 2014

Featuring new animalistic prints shot through with strong colors, the designer’s new interiors collection is based on a typically luxurious fabric palette of silks, velvets and furs.

New designs include the Shaded Bravo duvet set in pure cotton sateen and bed throws made from real coyote fur.

The velvet Venezia cushion, stamped with the Italian designer’s hand-printed logo, is now available in over 20 colorways.

Additional pieces include the Tweed Rose, a vibrant tweed duvet set which clashes with a bold renaissance floral pattern, designed to be broken up with accessories in royal blues and deep reds.

Roberto Cavalli Home

The interiors range comprises linens, wallpapers, tiles and glass panels. The collection recently went on display at the French design show Maison&Objet.

Miley Cyrus stagewear

Roberto Cavalli to design for Miley Cyrus

Roberto Cavalli has created a series of looks for Miley Cyrus‘ upcoming Bangerz Tour (named after her best-selling album), which is set to kick off on February 14, in Vancouver.

Miley Cyrus stagewear

Roberto Cavalli’s designs for Miley Cyrus include a zebra pattern-embroidered black knitwear jumpsuit and a nude-effect jumpsuit in stretch silk tulle, with Swarovski crystals creating a bikini effect.

Other designs are classic Cavalli, including leopard and python-print denim pieces with blue crystal dégradé and more over-washed denim with metal and crystal ombré embroidery.

Other designers set to dress the star on the tour include Jeremy Scott, the Blonds, and Marc Jacobs. Miley recently starred in Jacobs’s Spring-Summer 2014 campaign, which was shot by David Sims.

Just Cavalli Spring 2014 campaign

Just Cavalli goes to Ibiza for Spring-Summer 2014

For Spring-Summer 2014, Just Cavalli has relaunched its ‘Love Revolution’ spirit theme which also appeared in last season’s images.

The campaign was styled by Véronique Didry and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, who has recently shot ads for Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

Just Cavalli Spring 2014 campaign

The shoot took place on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza with a set designed to bring to mind the hedonism and scenery of the Burning Man festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Just Cavalli Spring 2014 underwear

To add to the free-living vibe, the images also feature a burning installation piece branded with the word ‘LOVE’, something the brand calls an “anthem to the power of love itself”.

Just Cavalli Spring 2014 eyewear

Models Emily DiDonato, Samantha Gradoville, Mariano Ontanon and Adrian Cardoso show off a range of bright pieces many of which feature this season’s statement three-dimensional virtual flora and fauna prints in red, yellow, turquoise and green.


Just Cavalli Spring 2013 Campaign

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014

Roberto Cavalli Spring-Summer 2014 campaign

Roberto Cavalli enlists the fantastic Iselin Steiro for their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign captured by fashion photographer David Sims.

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014

Styled by Marie Chaix, with hair by Paul Hanlon and makeup by Linda Cantello, the shoot was inspired by the silver screen, flashes of light, and intense-colored backdrops.

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014

“The Cavalli woman is the Goddess of a sensual revolution,” according to the brand, and Steiro got to show off plenty of her animal magic. The 28-year-old model worked the collection’s mix of jungle cat prints as well as the python, iguana and crocodile patchwork jackets and pants, and accessories including the Hera and Dea bags.

Iselin Steiro

Steiro certainly knows how to get in character, having played a young version of David Bowie in last year’s video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” which also starred actress Tilda Swinton.

It’s the latest in a recent run of campaigns for David Sims who recently shot work for Jil Sander and Giorgio Armani Beauty as well as photographing pop star Miley Cyrus for designer Marc Jacobs’s Spring-Summer 2014 ready-to-wear advertising.