The Roberto Cavalli pre-collection for spring/summer 2014 is inspired by the East. More specifically, the new Roberto Cavalli resort 2014 collection combines the label’s iconic prints with “Indian embroideries, Arabian architecture, African colors and batiks and Japanese pictorial art” bringing amazing looks that will make fashionistas fall head over heels for it. Creating head turning looks is the designer’s specialty and these influences definitely helped turn the new ensembles into true sartorial delights.
The label’s penchant for looks that exude raw sexiness was obvious from the very first designs spotted on the runway. The label has always equated bold animal prints with pure seduction, so the fact that the first looks of the show revolved around such prints from head to toe was not unexpected. But, while these looks were a great visual reminder of what the label is all about, they didn’t define the new Roberto Cavalli pre-spring 2014 collection. Brief notes of subtlety followed and took the form of pure white ensembles comprised of feminine pieces with intricate embroideries that let the designer’s romantic side surface.
Then, options that consolidated the luxury label’s status as a trend setter followed. Bold cutouts, fringes and a multitude of abstract prints and motifs stole the spotlight. Flirty dresses and cool casual ensembles revealed the rich sources of inspiration that made the designer’s creative juices start flowing. Though heavily patterned items are rarely seen as a practical choice, the simple combos from the new Roberto Cavalli resort 2014 did have a practical modern allure.
Blending ’20s influences with modern approach and with subtle bohemian vibes was undoubtedly an unexpected approach, yet this is precisely one of the elements that contributed to the label’s fame over the years. Without a doubt, the new Roberto Cavalli pre-spring 2014 collection is one of the most intriguing and memorable lines for the months to come.
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