MILAN, Jun 23, 2009 / FW/ — A backdrop made of LED lights seem tame, even minimalist for Roberto Cavalli who usually favors elaborate stage sets. When the first model came out, it was easily apparent that the details and intricacy we have expected from Roberto Cavalli are in the clothing.
Sculpted leather pants that are flipped on the waist, (the same way that Michael Phelps had to wear his ergonomic swimsuit when he is not in the pool winning a gold medal), are matched with an all white shirt or a tank top with complex graphics.
Intricate organic shapes were embroidered on leather; with the use of laser technology, the designs became 3D, thus giving the collection a very faint sci-fi appeal.
Both Eva and Roberto Cavalli have always been big on artisanship. This season, whether this was their main message or not, they proved that craftsmanship can also be achieved using a machine. After all, it is still a human wielding the instrument.
And though there is a predominance of leather in the collection, the cliché biker chic and S&M that are usually associated to molded leather did not even come to mind.
That is how successful Roberto Cavalli was in sending out his message about craftsmanship.
Milano Moda Uomo Spring 2010