47. Yana, my Faithful Friend…

Roberto Cavalli - Printing Plate

Roberto Cavalli - Printing Plate

47. Yana, my faithful friend, asked me a lot of questions in my post number forty-four.
I think that the answers to her questions maybe be of interest to all of my friends who follow my Blog…

Revealing some of my ideas for future collections.
I do not think that it would right for you or for me to reveal these ideas. I would not wish to deny you the delicious taste of surprise! I am sure you will understand and forgive me!

What is my favorite place to work?
Definitely the “stamperia”, the printing room…
After creating a design to be printed on the fabric, I order the printing plates and until I see the final result, I’m not happy. Anxiety… I get up early… sometimes very early… do the color variations… the choice of different color combinations for each design, so important… I make all the changes myself!

How important is the computer?
Quite important… I am not as expert as I would like to be, but I am very comfortable with Photoshop. It helps me process the photos I shoot during my travels in search of new ideas…

Who are my indispensable employees?
Employees? Absolutely everybody! My right arm… and left, is Claudia. She has become better than me at what she does, so she is more than indispensable, even if sometimes I am a bit jealous!

What is your typical day in the office?
I cannot really describe it. I live day by day. I’ll tell you a secret: “I’ve never had a secretary in my life!”
Can you imagine it? Nobody believes it but I do everything myself, including booking a restaurant for the evening or calling a taxi.
Often when I reveal my name, they do not believe it’s me!
My day varies a lot. I travel frequently. I try to avoid administrative problems as much as possible.
Sometimes my speed in understanding is special, as is my speed in forgetting!


I am creative, in the true meaning of the word, I like to think of new ideas and try always to be different. Thinking beyond the boundaries of reality allows me live in my own private world, very often not well understood by those who are around me!
The world of Roberto Cavalli…

Un bacino grande.

I LOVE YOU
Roberto Cavalli


Get a sneak peek of what goes behind Roberto Cavalli Florence headquarter during the creation of a collection.

7 replies
  1. yana
    yana says:

    Signor Cavalli!!!!!!!! Alle Sue creazioni di oggi deve aggiungere un’altra cosa – IL MIO SORRISO ENORME!!! È un grandissimo onore per me essere chiamata una sua AMICA:))))

    In riguardo alle prossime collezioni – molto piú di “che cosa” mi interessa il “come”… ma capisco che é un processo molto complesso… dovrei continuare a seguirLa per anni per capirne una piccola parte:))) ma ne vale la pena, lo faró con grande piacere:)))

  2. Patrycja
    Patrycja says:

    I’m so happy when I’m reading your blog, you can’t imagine this. When I was teenager I was constantly watching Fashion TV, especially italian designers. I love your love to colors and prints. Your every post makes me happier and develop my motivation to find work in one of luxurious brands and meet favoritue designers now you are on the first place. Great to know your point of view.

  3. christin gerner-mathisen
    christin gerner-mathisen says:

    My favorit designer! So glad you tacke care of the artist in you, The creative gift is a power and a way we always breake through with something new. To put ideas into creative structure is a big challange sometime, you seem to have understood something with the grafick work that few other designers do. Dresses from U always seem to fit a WOMAN boddy so well. The style to the boddy and also the print. Love your work!

  4. victor
    victor says:

    What more can i say, i can’t express my- self enough unless if i would ever get to see you, maybe i would be able to express my-self. You are are a great man and since i started to read your blogs, i’v felt like i’m your friend even if we are far away from each other… Rather let me say, Mr Cavalli, you inspire me as an up-coming designer and i wish to realy meet with you one day. Victor maboa

  5. Mary Ryan
    Mary Ryan says:

    Wow……..I HAVE NO WORDS.
    It’s incredible
    thanks a lot for this post.
    I don’t know what to say.
    Your prints are so beautiful, so live, bright…NEW and creative.
    everything is incredible.
    Thanks for showing us the Printing room.
    Thanks for the video.
    Your work is amazing , not everyone can become ROBERTO CAVALLI !
    Thanks for all these answers.

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