April 18 2014

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Bird’s the Word


Avian prints from Wes Gordon, Just Cavalli, and Barbara Bui

Freshly preened, avian motifs are taking flight across the Resort 2014 boards. Earlier in the season, we tapped on Fendi’s volary of abstract, Art Deco owls, and since, we’ve seen feathered violet and indigo creatures on sporty bombers and jumpers at Barbara Bui (above, right), as well as a print of golden wrens at Wes Gordon (above, left). “I call it the canopy print,” said Gordon of his textile, which he used for dresses and a blazer. “It reminds me of looking up through dense trees, with sunlight shining above and birds flying amongst the branches.”

A swan waddled its way onto the eveningwear in Just Cavalli‘s unexpectedly serene Resort lineup (above, center). However, Mr. Cavalli, who revealed today that he’ll be releasing a 300-page tell-all memoir in October, did hybridize the bird with one of his much-beloved signatures—instead of white plumage, the designer’s flashy fowl were splashed with leopard spots.