Roberto Cavalli Kids Clothes
Roberto Cavalli: The Man Behind the Luxury
Roberto Cavalli, inventor and fashion designer, was born 15th November, 1940 in Florence, Tuscany. Coming from an art background, (his grandfather Giuseppe Rossi was a famous Impressionist painter) Cavalli enrolled at a local art institute where he specialised in textile print, giving him his first steps into the world of fashion. Whilst there, he grabbed the attention of the major Italian hosiery factories when he created a series of flower prints onto knitted fabrics. And then, in the early 1970s, he invented and patented a leather-printing process as well as creating patchworks of different materials. When he debuted these techniques in Paris, his design innovations gained him commissions from big fashion names such as Hermès and Pierre Cardin. The world was beginning to notice Roberto Cavalli. At the age of 32, Cavalli presented his first namesake collection at the Salon for Prêt-a-Porter in Paris. The catwalks of the Sala Bianca and Milano Collezioni came later, followed in 1972 by the first Roberto Cavalli boutique in Saint Tropez. Since then, the Cavalli name has grown and grown, with the company reporting a revenue of 210 million Euros in 2014 and a list of buyers wanting to own a piece of the Cavalli empire.
Changing faces at Roberto Cavalli
In 2015, Roberto Cavalli at the age of 74, took more of a backseat at his company appointing designer Peter Dundas, who had previously worked alongside Cavalli, as his new creative director after his successful tenure at Pucci. With the turn of the century and the rise in millennial street-style, the glamour of Cavalli failed to connect with the new style set, even though the brand still had a huge celebrity backing. Dundas was appointed to give the brand a more modern twist, but his seventies bohemian style was met with a lukewarm reception. After just nineteen months, Dundas was replaced by designer Paul Surridge in May 2017. Surridge was appointed creative director for all of the brands under the Cavalli umbrella from junior to homeware and he was given the freedom to decide the future direction of the brand.
Glamour is what you decide it to be-Roberto Cavalli’s advice to Paul Surridge.
Paul Surridge’s Cavalli features flattering silhouettes and a luxurious sophisticated image.
The Cavalli woman is not afraid to be viewed, she holds all the power-Paul Surridge on his vision of the Cavalli woman
Paul Surridge studied at Central Saint Martins after being obsessed with drawing, painting and architecture as a child. After attending a inspirational seminar led by Vivienne Westwood, Surridge decided to pursue a career in fashion. After his graduation, he interned at the newly launched Prada Menswear division and at the Tuscan leather goods manufacturer Ruffo after eventually signing on to work at Calvin Klein in the nineties. Surridge also famously worked with Christopher Bailey at Burberry and was design director at Jil Sander. Surridge was a great fit for Cavalli, enlisted with bringing the brand into the 21st Century by introducing daywear and creating a more inclusive wardrobe for the modern woman. He recognised that alongside the glamour, the Cavalli wardrobe needed to be more varied and practical. Starting his research in the archive in Florence known as “the museum”, he worked through the label’s history and recognised that in the beginning the Cavalli brand was actually quite simplistic, focusing more on materials and printed fabrics than all-out glamour. Simplicity then became the brand focal point, celebrating simplistic style alongside Cavalli’s already established glamour.
Roberto Cavalli Signature Style Codes
Traditionally, Roberto Cavalli‘s style codes are loud and flamboyant, using bright colours and animal prints to make a bold style statement. Celebrities famously embraced this aesthetic with Cavalli being the go to brand for the best in red carpet style and glamour.
In 2018 the style codes are still there but they’ve simply been adapted to suit the modern woman, aiming the brand and new collections towards youth and empowerment of women. Leather and exotic skins are still present, evoking the company’s heritage and offering fresh interpretations of core Cavalli themes. Body conscious silhouettes evoke beauty and strength, for powerful women with a modern attitude. Paul Surridge’s first runway show represented paired down allure and featured rich earthy tones and neutrals whilst still managing to honour the Cavalli style codes of the past.
Roberto Cavalli Kids Clothes At Designer Childrenswear
At Designer Childrenswear we believe that Roberto Cavalli kids clothes are a perfect embodiment of the style codes that are synonymous with the brand. From gorgeous and glamorous animal prints and logos, to luxurious baby wear, Cavalli clothes are simply stunning. If you prefer a more paired-down look, then we also have some simpler styles that are more in keeping with the brand’s latest direction under Surridge too, such as chic, single-colour t-shirts featuring the iconic Cavalli logo and jumpers and jackets in more neutral palettes. And that’s not all, we also have a fab range of changing bags and baby accessories for expectant mothers too! From sizes baby to teen, and all available both online and in our Sunderland store, Roberto Cavalli is the perfect choice for the chicest in both baby and children’s wear.