Let me pre-face by saying, if you don’t follow Roberto Cavalli on Instagram, YOU’RE FUCKING UP. I don’t know whose posts I find funnier, his or Oprah’s.
Now Just Cavalli tends to be a bit too whimsical for even my taste. But certain pieces, styled with more minimal, sleek items, can be beautiful, novel additions to one’s wardrobe. Pre-Fall 2014 was mostly comprised of tapestry prints on tapestry prints on tapestry prints in yellows, periwinkles, teals, and turquoises, inspired by Persian and Turkish woven rugs. Cohesive with previous Just Cavalli collections, the looks are girlish and bohemian, a vibe created through flirty, drop-waist dresses, ruffled blouses, animal prints accents, and fringe handbags. The collection went on a short tangent towards stiff, boxy leather suits, jackets, and dresses in dark browns, teals, and maroons, of which I was very uninterested.
The opening look was a quite memorable, unique pantsuit, comprised of a long blazer paired with matching harem joggers. Another major highlight is the patchwork tapestry jacket with inner zips on the arms up to the elbows. These zips create a unique, geometric shape through the use of negative space as the model puts her hands to her hips. Also included in my favorites is the embroidered, sequined drop-waist dress and royal blue blouse. The blouse, which is cut longer in the back, is a perfect play on the high-low dress trend consumers ate up last summer.
As my girlfriend Giselle Gatsby (@Samoshit) describes anything too over the top, this collection is cushonbalay. But, when dissecting Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2014 look by look, its apparent the collection is full of intricate, impeccable, and free-spirited designs.