A romanticized vision of certain middle eastern cities lead Roberto Cavalli to create an utterly elegant and mysterious universe for his man, radically changing direction by adopting the prideful posture of ancient knights on the way. Presented during Milan fashion week (MFW), Cavalli’s spring / summer 2014 collection might have been wrapped up in a fantasy bubble, but its sartorial excellence betrayed a real sensibility.
Launching flashes of light through expertly crafted textiles, the sharp jackets translated as modern interpretations of old suits of armor. Encapsulated in a display of 19 total looks, the Damascus blade references were obvious in the brilliance of the silk accents combined with light wools, or in the rather fragmented geometries on the textiles.
A dark color palette divided in four currents put the light seasons of spring and summer under the timeless influence of beige/brown, multiple blue variables, as well as black and white shades. Double breasted coats, tone-on-tone jackets and shirts following the silhouette of the body, and black jackets cut in lightweight embossed leather maintained the sartorial rigor preferred by a real gentleman.
You can see all of the Roberto Cavalli spring / summer 2014 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree