Just Cavalli A/W 12-13



‘Young people have clear in mind what they desire in terms of style… they know everything, especially about fashion, which is a necessary part of their lives. Creativity, often comes from looking through the past to create a new wonderful sound inspired by an old ’78 vinyl.’
Roberto Cavalli

The Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection introduces an active attitude that gives the line a contemporary spirit: lightweight fabrics and animalier print, signature features of the Just Cavalli style are merged with the strong details of sportswear, creating a linear and dynamic silhouette. Shapes and fabrics recall the London of the ‘Swinging Sixties’: in the A-line cut of the short and mini dresses, in the double-knit yarn and in the inserts of light fabric, optical prints and lurex fibers.

Versatile dresses for day or night, characterized by a special cut, baring in mind a garment that can be paired and layered according to one’s instinct.

Fur coats in marmot, fox and lapin in ocelot print are alternated with jackets in suede and metallic leather, in crocodile print or jaguar printed pony skin.

Shoulders are accentuated and rounded, implying a rigorous attitude. Legs are enhanced by lurex leggings or printed leggings with side inserts of lace.

Neoprene wool lined in silk and wool combined with leather for the outerwear: thick wool with a geometric pattern and three-dimensional cable knit for the knitwear.

Lingerie accents for mini-dresses in transparent silk, embellished with large and small paillettes. Vinyl trousers are lined with jersey.

Prints, a signature of the Maison Cavalli since its beginning, are geometric and reworked in animalier print: pied de poule prints inspired by jaguar skin, trompe l’oeil print created with images of knots, chevron printed fur, or lace-trimmed floral, jaguar and optical prints that recall zebra skin.

The collection is embellished with macro jeweled buttons, Mary Jane shoes with stiletto heels and boots completely covered with glitter or in patent laser-treated to give the effect of lace, as are both the large and small bags.

The collection also features sunglasses in a transparent acetate set with mirrored lenses in a flash of pink, orange, green or blue, inlaid with a particular animal print, visible on the exterior only.

The section dedicated to the Just Cavalli man is a synthesis of the themes present in the womenswear collection: the iconic animalier prints of the Maison flow against the linear silhouette and defined cut.

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