The East, near and far, was inspiration of Roberto Cavalli`s Spring/Summer 2014 pre-collection.
A tireless world-traveller, in the midst of her path, stops at the Sammezzano Castle, near Florence: an amazing location, surreal and eclectic, with rooms decorated in Moorish style.
Indian embroideries, Arabian architecture, African colors and batiks and Japanese pictorial art are combined with femininity and traditional Cavalli prints.
The jackets and pants are made with linen and cotton, in natural and delicate colors, or mixed with contrasting prints in bold colors such as turquoise, amarillys and coral.
The patchwork details are enriched by the neutral-colored delicate inlays in Chantilly lace, the use of graphically revisited animal prints and by different textile fragments, expression of the craftsmanship which has always characterized the Maison.
The shoes are characterized by soft geometric lines and masculine details, but are nevertheless glamorous.
Fluid silhouettes featured on short and long, day-time and night-time dresses are created in light cottons and silk, printed or entirely embellished.
Evening leather micro-clutches are decorated with long fringes and studs or conquered by enamel bird of paradise details and covered with crystals.
The jewelry is ethnic-inspired and fresh and contemporary, featuring large enamel flowers and exotic animals enriched by stones and crystals.
Soft ‘guanterie’ leather is used for the leather items, decorated by long slim fringes and occasional python detailing.