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Roberto Cavalli Men Fall 2011: Saturday Night Fever

MILAN, Jan 16, 2011 / FW/ — Entitled “Groovy Mood”, Roberto Cavalli was inspired by the high energy disco days of “Saturday Night Fever.”

Reinventing the iconic white three-piece worn by John Travolta, Roberto Cavalli constructed a contemporary shape while respecting the male body’s architecture – the jacket hugs the shoulders while the straight trousers follow the contours of the thighs, widening at the hem.

“Groovy is a lifestyle,” says Roberto Cavalli. A pop culture word, “groovy” has become to mean “hip and trendy” in today’s lingo. And in Roberto Cavalli’s world, the “groovy” man is someone who pushes aside macho roughness in order to rediscover his masculine side.

He is also a man who offers himself to a woman as a pure bearer of strong passions that deliver and show respect.

And to convey this, Roberto Cavalli used decidedly masculine but not traditional colors ranging from camel to rust, grey to petroleum blue. All are hues that convey respectability, concreteness and authoritativeness. All are hues that convey respectability, concreteness and authoritativeness.

The jeans, re-use classic styles and American manufacture, even when they are printed with images of old leather inlays. They are teamed with shirts in silk jacquard, printed jersey and soft flannel, or with thick wool cardigans in stitches that copy the scales on reptiles. The scarves and foulards have the task of highlighting the big impact of colour.

[MARI DAVIS

Milano Moda Uomo Fall 2011