235. Those fifteen minutes that last an eternity…

Roberto-Cavalli235. Those fifteen minutes that last an eternity…

Even this year I chose the Peace Arch, in Milan, as a location for the fashion shows of Just Cavalli and Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer collections. I am particularly fond of this location…

Today, the fashion shows are very different from those of my first collections presented at the Palazzo Pitti’s Sala Bianca in Florence… but the hectic atmosphere that precedes the fashion shows has not changed… months and months of work culminating in those fifteen minutes on the catwalks… those fifteen minutes that seem to never end…

The inspiration always comes quickly… then comes the research when new ideas can morph into even newer ideas… they flow like the pictures I take in my travels around the world and the memories out of which they materialize… nature is always the source of my greatest inspiration…

The forms… suddenly… the colors blend together in my mind creating those visions that I then transfer into my creations…

The choice of materials … new technologies … the leathers that are cut with the precision of a laser beam… digital printing of fabrics… tools that allow me to create without limit…

The preparation of a fashion show is a huge job that involves all… the skilled seamstresses who, with infinite skill, transform the designs into clothes that suddenly come to life … the press office… the stage preparation… the lights … the music … the Stylist’s choice of the models… every detail is important…

As we get closer to the date of the fashion show it seems as though we are falling behind… we need more time…

Then, suddenly, like a huge puzzle, each piece falls into place… we breathe a big a sigh of relief… the spell is renewed… a dream comes true…

The lights go out and suddenly a surreal silence envelops the room… backstage the models are ready to go out on the catwalk… the finishing touches are deftly made… the music explodes… the spotlight… the applause… the photographers flashes…

I watch the show from my vantage point… I am standing behind the last row, as usual… listening to the comments… observing the reactions of the audience… this time I passed the exam!!!

Those interminable fifteen minutes are almost gone, I reach the backstage and take the brilliant Eva by the hand… it’s up to us… a brief appearance on the catwalk… every time is a new emotion…

Tomorrow I will return to create… we are already late for the Fall/Winter Collection…

Un bacino, grande…

I LOVE YOU

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

Roberto Cavalli SS 2014 Backstage

7 replies
  1. yana
    yana says:

    Wow, grazie! Qui si vede i dettagli ancor meglio!:)) guardo e riguardo le foto di questa collezione ogni giorno… mi incantano! I ricami, i gioielli… adoro quei ucelli sui bracciali!

    La pagina 29 di “Just me” mi ha fatto salire le prime lacrime stamattina nella metro…

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  2. Maia
    Maia says:

    B E A U T I F U L grays (and I am not fond of gray, BUT love yours).l! LOVE the accesories. CONGRATULATIONS to you and your team! Eva’s smile is always an asset: it is nice to see you appreciate very highly all she has meant -and always will mean- to you. As I have mentioned on this blog, in the past, common fiorentini (whose opinion is highly appreciated by me because they have no personal interests when they give their priceless opinion) think that Eva has meant a GREAT lot to your fabulous azienda. THANK YOU for showing us real life behind the stage. Your models natural expression is highly appreciated. I am very much aware that the tendency during the last ten-fifteen years (more or less) has been for fashion designers/creators to have their models walk with terribly serious faces that contrast greatly with the beauty of their clothes: a HUGE error in my modest opinion. Saluti

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  3. Cavallino
    Cavallino says:

    COMPLIMENTONI ROBERTO! ANCHE QUEST’ULTIMA SFILATA E’ UNO SPETTACOLO… ADORO TUTTI QUEGLI EMBROIDERED, QUEI DETTAGLI, QUELLA LUCE, AMMIRO CON CURA ANCHE SE SONO ABITI DA DONNA… E NON PER ME… MA E’ BELLO RESPIRARE LA TUA ARTE..
    HO COMPRATO IL TUO LIBRO E COMINCERO’ A LEGGERLO DA STASERA… AVREI VOLUTO L’AUTOGRAFO ANCHE IO MA CHISSA’ …FORSE UN GIORNO …
    SIMPATICO QUANDO HAI RICEVUTO IL TAPIRO… SEI FORTISSIMO… !! XOXO MASSIMO

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  4. antonio
    antonio says:

    abiti stupendi, complimenti!! negli ultimi tempi sto vedendo su alcuni canali satellitari la fashion week milanese, sono rimasto colpito di quanti stilisti e brands scopiazzano, con varie declinazioni e sfumature, lo “stile Cavalli” degli ultimi 5-10 anni. Tutti improvvisamente riscoprono l’ Africa , i colori accesi, le tinte animalier, la donna sexy! addirittura ci sono tentativi quasi imbarazzanti…. Non le dà fastidio tutto sto scopiazzamento? quando tutti inneggiavano al minimalismo lei era quasi “relegato” a parte…

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