MILAN, Jan 17, 2010 / FW/ — “I wish I were younger and more handsome … creating this collection stimulated me and thrilled me … some pieces will be mine forever … personality doesn’t have an age,” wrote Roberto Cavalli in his press notes.
A Baby Boomer, Roberto Cavalli is probably feeling his age; but he does not have anything to worry about. This high energy and dynamic collection exudes the renowned exuberance of the Florentine designer.
For Fall 2010, Roberto Cavalli went back to his roots – the rock n’ roll rebel with his youthful enthusiasm and anti-establishment ideology; but that was four decades ago. That young man had grown up.
And from that young man, Roberto Cavalli took the symbols and characteristics of his youthful rebellion and turned them into sophisticated, refined and tailored Cavalli man! There are even military influences as seen in the double breasted coats and the dinner suits.
As every exit comes out, the clothes and the designer become one. We see a young Roberto Cavalli, in the height of his virility, ready to start a revolt, which by the way the designer did when he took the world by storm in his very sexy vision of fashion that had never been seen before him.
Roberto Cavalli’s vision has not blurred; it has just become more refined, the sexual rawness left behind and replaced with sensuality that still makes you tingle all over.