Robert Cavalli has been living and breathing fashion all his life. Born in Florence in 1993, the designer is the youngest son of Roberto and Eva Cavalli.Raised in the U.K., where he studied business marketing at the London School of Arts, Cavalli quickly developed a signature personal style that combines the influences of his family’s heritage with the frisky, underground references of the British cultural scene.During the 93rd edition of Pitti Uomo, Cavalli, who currently lives in Milan, is making a comeback to his hometown to unveil the first men’s collection of his new brand.Called Triple RRR — “the letter ‘R’ is definitely part of my life — one R is for Roberto, one for Robert and the other is a lucky charm for more, new things to come,” the designer explained — the fashion label offers an elegant, rich wardrobe for men who like to refresh the sartorial tradition with an edgy, street-wise appeal.[caption id="attachment_11084384" align="aligncenter" width="846"] A picture from the Triple RRR exhibit to be hosted in Florence on Jan. 11.[/caption]“This brand was born from a personal need since I couldn’t find the things I wanted to wear in my everyday life in the stores,” said Cavalli. “Also, a lot of people started to ask me about my personal style and this was a great stimulus to start this new adventure.”A traditional dressing gown served as the starting point for the creation of the collection, which is rooted in a sense of private luxury infused with cozy and comfortable ease.The classic loungewear staple inspired a line of coats and jackets crafted from high-end materials ranging from cashmere and velvet to jacquard fabrics. Precious embroideries and jacquard motifs add an opulent touch to the pieces, which also include deconstructed, lightweight blazers, joggers, bombers, cotton and silk shirts, as well as more casual hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts.“The main idea was to deliver a wardrobe that is definitely chic but also comfortable and easy to wear in the different moments of the day,” said Cavalli, who mainly worked a nocturnal color palette injected with warm tones of rusty orange and red.[caption id="attachment_11084385" align="aligncenter" width="846"] A picture from the Triple RRR exhibit to be hosted in Florence on Jan. 11.[/caption]The line was entirely produced in Italy in factories located in Florence and Naples, according to Cavalli, so as to ensure luxurious, yet accessible, products.“We really worked hard to guarantee the best quality possible, paying attention to prices, which at the end turned quite competitive,” said Cavalli, who expects to target international clients.The first Triple RRR collection, which will be distributed by Milan-based showroom Marcona3, will be presented on Jan. 11 through a photo exhibition by young talent Giovanni Corabi at the Galleria Romanelli in Florence, where the brand will also unveil some key pieces in a separate room.“I wanted to present the lineup in an unusual way to highlight the creative and personal attitude of Triple RRR,” Cavalli said.
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“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion