46 posts tagged "Roberto Cavalli"
Roberto Cavalli has tapped Yvan Mispelaere, formerly of Diane von Furstenberg, Chloé, Gucci, and Valentino, as its first ever design director, reports WWD. Mispelaere’s debut outing for the house—known for its vibrant, sexed-up wares—will take to the catwalk during the Fall ’14 season. And in case you were wondering, yes: Even though the Spring collections wrapped only forty-eight hours ago, we’re already talking about Fall ’14.
From the runway to the street to the closets of sports stars, the color red has found its way onto the current sartorial playlist, especially—and excitingly—across men’s suiting.
“Red has great energy and signifies a decadence other colors can’t,” Barneys New York’s general merchandise manager and executive vice president Tom Kalenderian told Style.com. “Remember Diana Vreeland’s famous red chinoiserie walls—didn’t she once say, ‘I want this place to look like a garden, but a garden in hell?’” After hearing Vreeland’s take on the hue, who wouldn’t want to wrap himself up in Haider Ackermann‘s ruby-toned sleeveless Spring ’14 waistcoat, Roberto Cavalli‘s oxblood shawl-collared stunner, or Thom Browne‘s cherry-red generalissimo uniforms?
Just off the runway, our intrepid Tommy Ton lensed red peaked-lapel blazers from Firenze to Paris. One fellow stood out in particular, pairing his vermilion jacket with a medium-grade chambray shirt-and-tie combo underneath. And finally, at last week’s ESPY Awards, a number of athletes hot-stepped it down the red carpet in matching wares: Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Brandon Marshall in a Hugh Hefner-esque burgundy smoking jacket; San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a simple scarlet sport jacket; and the King himself, the NBA’s LeBron James, in a muted carmine tux whipped up by L.A.-based tailor Waraire Boswell. As Kalenderian keenly noted, “Making a statement is the new normal.”
Florals have long been the quintessential symbol of summer femininity, and this season the look is bold and graphic. However, designers gave Spring ’13′s blossoms a dark, moody twist, resulting in wares that are certainly not for the demure floraphile. From Christopher Kane and Marni’s Man Ray-esque prints to Roberto Cavalli’s romantic painted pumps, shop our gothic garden picks, below.
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim jeans, $495, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Christopher Kane top, $780, available at www.farfetch.com
3. Roberto Cavalli pumps, $1,126, available at www.luisaviaroma.com
4. Givenchy Dahlia Noir eau de parfum, $90, available at www.sephora.com
5. Marni shopper, $350, available at www.saksfifthavenue.com
Roberto Cavalli flirted with insanity while showcasing its Fall ’13 wares: The label has just completed its latest creative endeavor, Psychotic Love—a satirical photographic story of a rebellious redheaded woman on the brink of going mad. The only things keeping our heroine from tipping over the edge seem to be an adoring rooster (counterintuitive, we know), and, of course, her Cavalli Hera bag (above). A selection of shots from the visual tale, which was directed by Cavalli’s daughter, Rachele (she also happens to be the creative director of the brand’s accessories range), debuts here. The sanity-sustaining Hera bag hits stores later this month.