Thursday, June 21, 2007

Roberto Cavalli @ H&M

Roberto Cavalli is the latest name to add his creative prowess to the H&M designer stable. It was announced Wednesday that the Italian designer will construct a one-off collection for the retail store giant that will consist of both mens and womenswear.

Known for his wild animal prints and non-conservative cuts, Cavalli is the first Italian to join the ranks of former H&M collaborators which include Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Viktor and Rolf. Material girl Madonna added some musical creativity when she designed clothes and accessories for the Swedish brand earlier this year.

There were no details on what sort of look Cavalli would aim for in his collaboration with H&M, but one could expect heavy use of color and print if the 66-year-old designer follows in step with his iconic look. Publicity photos of Cavalli working on the collection show sketches that include high-waist pants, cowboy boots and a snakeskin print.

"Roberto Cavalli has created a world of his own, iconic and full of fantasy, when it comes to colors, prints and style," said H&M creative director Margareta van den Bosch in a statement. "There is no place for shyness and no possibility of ending up with a mainstream wardrobe of everyday basics."

The bold-faced celebrities who defy mainstream and opt for Cavalli's provocative designs include Eve, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, and even the usually conservative Gwyneth Paltrow. The collection, which will include 20 menswear pieces, 25 womenswear items, lingerie and accessories, will be available on November 8th.

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Chantae said...

I already consider h&m one of my favorite stores but roberto cavalli?! I'm never gonna be able to save any money...damn!!

Anonymous said...

I think this is a bad idea. RC will suffer on the haute tip!

Layla k. said...

Bad idea? Whos's comment was that? Tay?

TSV said...

I don't need to post anonymous Layla.

Love Ya
TAY :)

Layla k. said...

It sounded so TAY. Ha Ha