Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Roberto Cavalli Menswear F/W 12

1 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_02
The inspirations of the Roberto Cavalli Man for the F/W 12/13 collection unfold like a fable. Oneiric, ironic and philosophical, with touches of Tarantino; it is narrated as if by an ancient parchment, given to the fashion show. 
2 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_39
With dream like accompaniment by the blues chords and dissonances of one-man band Son of Dave, performing live on the runway amidst this shadow play. The music is underlining metaphors of the natural elements: air, earth, water, fire; definite personifications of the multifaceted soul of this season’s Roberto Cavalli man. The elements transform the wardrobe, giving life to the various themes of the show. 

 3 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_07
It begins with animalier patterns- the starting point of the collection – which in spires the design of patterns, prints and embroidery, shaking up the customary sartorial habits. 
4 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_40
Fabrics and patters are renewed through the use of three-dimensional effects that resemble imperceptible natural tattoos. 
5 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_09
Crocodile skin is used not only as a material for extremely precious smoking jackets—the scales themselves are printed on velvet, also lending their texture to the smoking jackets, and giving new life to jeans. Snake is still present, used for profiles and snake print details. 
6 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_42
Suits and urban-suits take inspiration from traditional tailoring. The silhouettes however, present an abrupt lightness, as if caressed by a desert wind, the same wind that influences the choice of textiles and wearability, unexpectedly more fluid and relaxed compared to the formal precision of the past seasons. 
7 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_06 

There is an evolution – rather than a revolution - of the fit: underlined by a slightly narrower shoulder, trousers sitting looser on the thighs, refined shirts from pashmina, and destructured coats with raglan sleeves. 
8 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_08
The palette is composed of nocturnal and eerie tones inspired by blues music, which fade into nuances of saturated colors darkly tinted, like blacks, grays and blues, harmoniously clashing with unexpected flashes of acid yellow, antique pink or sugar cane. An elegance with strong personality, yet with the mystery of bluesman himself, who plays in the shadows during the show. 
9 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_17
Essential accessories are leather Chelsea boots, which are also worn over the pants, and slippers, entirely embroidered with real feathers, as well as thin scarves that are left gently draping under the smoking jackets.

 99 Roberto Cavalli Menswear AW1213_33
Pictures © Roberto Cavalli
I`m loving this ultra-cool collection!

How do you like the collection? Which looks are your favourites?


  1. Men's wear at a whole new level! :) Gone were the days when it was boring. :)


  2. It's a beautiful collection, but the leather jacket is my absolute favourite! Dammit, I'm drooling.... :)

  3. I like how the looks play around with different textures.

  4. Ooh waistcoats. Why don't more men wear waistcoats? They look fantastic on most body shapes!

  5. Love the 3rd one! And the suit isn't bad either ;)