Roberto Cavalli Womenswear Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
For the Pre-Fall 2019 season, creative director Paul Surridge continues celebrating the Roberto Cavalli house’s codes, which are translated into a modern language to define a new sexiness. A cool, urban attitude permeates the collection, which counting on a balanced mix of sensual attraction and confident glamour, addresses the new generation of strong and independent women.
Embarking on a journey through time and space, Paul Surridge gets fascinated by the idea of exploring different frontiers.
The collection’s creative métissage translates into an inclusive patchwork of different suggestions, from the symbols of the Florentine heritage mixed and matched with global references on a tile pattern printed on a fluid chemise dress to the artisanal Nordic feel of the cozy knitwear.
Introducing an intriguing artist flare, Roberto Cavalli collaborated with Chilean artist José Pedro Godoy, who is stealing the attention of international critics with his evocative realist works injected with opulent visual sensibility and hard-core sensuality. Two of his paintings, which were actually inspired by the Roberto Cavalli visual heritage, are perfectly reproduced to become the exotic, flamboyant motifs on a structured jacquard trench coat, on high-waisted tailored joggers and mini skirts with sculptural silhouettes, as well as on stretch satin bodycon frocks and cape-like shirtdresses.
Their loaded appeal tinged with nocturnal hues, which conveys an idea of unapologetic, aspirational beauty, is juxtaposed to the new graphic patterns, including the Tiger Twiga, a mosaic-like blend of different wild animal prints splashed on an array of pieces, such as cocoon coats, constructed cropped jackets and stretch dresses, for a multi layer effect.
Roberto Cavalli Menswear Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
The women’s collection signature patchwork of different cultural and visual references resonates in the men’s lineup, where a cool, urban attitude is balanced by a refreshed sartorial appeal. Mosaic tile patterns are splashed on fluid shirts and pants, while José Pedro Godoy’s artworks give a sensual, intriguing feel to impeccable tailored suits. Different wild animal motifs are juxtaposed in multi-layered looks – their exotic feel creating a charming contrast with the Nordic appeal of chunky graphic sweaters and cozy blanket coats.
An athletic edge is introduced via colorblocked windbreakers and puffers, while shearling vests and leather jackets exude a sense of artisanal luxury.
The versatile spirit of the collection is highlighted by the footwear range, spanning from the hip, metropolitan V1PER sneakers, worked in different pattern and color combinations, to the chic leather boots with squared toes showing sleek constructions.
The collection is now available at THE SWANK stores
Ladies': Shop 312-314, Landmark Atrium
Men's: Shop B49-52, Landmark Atrium