Brand: Roberto Cavalli
Described by the New York Times as “the Italian fashion designer with a gypsy soul,” Roberto Cavalli has forever transformed the fashion industry through his use of flashy, high-end animal prints, printed lightweight leather, and luxurious sandblasted denim. Cavalli’s flagship label combines the flamboyant Florentine’s love of classic shapes and discerning eye for detail with his sensuous, anti-minimalist aesthetic. Oversize leather handbags, tri-color platform shoes, chic aviator sunglasses, and body-hugging jersey dresses in mixed animal prints help women release their inner vixen; for the men, graphic t-shirts and hoodies, premium denim, and chunky watches meld rocker and biker style with European chic. Since debuting his first collection in 1970, Cavalli has built an empire that includes Just Cavalli and his flagship label as well as Class Roberto Cavalli (casual clothing), Angels & Devils (kids’ clothing), perfume, and several eclectic side projects (a café, a nightclub, even a vodka). None of Cavalli’s creations are for the faint of heart — or for the timid of closet.