If one searches online for music festival-ready attire, there are chances the Roberto Cavalli name pops up at some point.
After a year marked by the cancellation of major international events like Coachella, Burning Man and Glastonbury, the Just Cavalli design team somehow felt the urge to offer its customers a chance to deep dive into the youthful and loud spirit of such happenings — and of the brand’s DNA.
One could easily imagine Kate Moss circa 2006 dancing in the rain in a tie-dye slipdress paired with skinny jeans and rain boots, or Rita Ora clad in a maxi shirt over leggings done in an allover, statement-making flower print drawn from the archives.
Any festival offers a glimpse into a wide range of styles and the brand had all of them covered, imbued with a ‘90s/early Aughts vibe, while still looking contemporary.
There was a grungy feel in patchwork denim cropped jackets and skinny jeans or leopard-printed bodysuits paired with baggy acid-washed denim pants, while a bohemian flavor resonated in the minidresses with puffed sleeves crafted from eyelet cotton and floor-length, flowing knitted slipdresses. The latter featured subtle zebra patterns and chevron-like motifs that looked like python skin.
While their female counterparts looked like grown-up girls who like to have fun mixing and matching their fashion, the men’s range was even more youthful. It worked a range of streetwear staples such as patchwork anoraks and baggy shorts bearing tie-dye prints and U.S. flag stars or print shirts that blended tartan and animalier layered over hoodies. An edgy leather bomber jacket had a silver chevron-like insert done with a mesh technique that evoked reptile skin.
The collection was a lot to take in, but was fun and roaring.