THE FASHION HOUSE
Roberto Cavalli became an eponym for glamour, flamboyant style with exotic prints and seductive cuts, and cutting-edge printing procedures. The Italian maestro of opulence presented his debut collection in 1972, opened his very first store in Saint-Tropez the same year, and has been conquering the hearts and closets of the most strong-minded and fearless all over the globe ever since. Roberto Cavalli’s latest creative director, Peter Dundas, took his final bow during Milan Fashion Week SS17. The Italian fashion house has not yet named a successor.
One of Roberto Cavalli’s most iconic elements are exotic animals, especially the signature wild felines and snakes, recurring in prints, jacquards, embroidery and luxurious embellishments, on clothing, jewelry, bags, accessories and shoes. One of the new icons, introduced by Peter Dundas in his debut collection for Roberto Cavalli, is Pegasus, a mythological symbol of freedom.