Monday, June 18, 2018

BEAUTY: Clothing--Robert Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli's twenty-five-year old son Robert has started his own label, Triple RRR, which debuted this winter at Pitti Uomo. With fashion in his blood, he seems a natural to create clothing. While this lookbook for his Spring Summer '19 collection does not show anything groundbreaking or avant-garde, I give him kudos for trying to steer clothing away from the dreadful, bland "athleisure" and streetwear trend of late. I love that his casual wear does not reference sports but instead a kind of decadent, pajama-esque lounge wear. His use of burn-out velvet on jackets and coats resembling bathrobes only supports this rakish ideal.

He also pays tribute to his roots, not only in the name of his brand (R for Roberto his father, R for Robert, himself, and a final R for the brand) but in the prints he created featuring photos of his famous designer father and his mother Eva. One shirt even says "VOTE FOR EVA," a reference to when she was a finalist in the 1977 Miss Universe contest. Elsewhere, he brings in the kind of animal print beloved by his father and several images of horses, a play on his last name which means "horses" in Italian. "I AM A HORSES BABY!"

I can't find a site for the brand.

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