“Flamboyant” is how inventive guide Fausto Puglisi described the spirit of the Roberto Cavalli model. “Roberto Cavalli himself was the king of excess and this is an aspect of the brand that I want to preserve,” mentioned the designer. “Especially because being excessive is part of the Italian DNA and that’s one of the reasons why the world loves us.”
In this framework, Puglisi, who has all the time been drawn to American popular culture, determined to ask Mike Tyson to look within the video the model created to current its spring 2022 assortment.
“Mike is like Coke — he is an ultimate icon. He is totally democratic and cross-generational. Everybody knows him, from the young kids to older people,” mentioned Puglisi. “In addition, I’ve always been attracted by the idea of the second chance: Mike won everything and lost everything. He rose and fell and then rose again.”
The extremely energetic video — during which a various forged of male fashions walks, runs, performs boxing strikes and tries a flight simulator to digital music in a minimal white house or in a type of field coated with a patchwork of untamed animal motifs — options Tyson captured in numerous conditions. He poses in a zebra-printed silk gown trimmed with the model’s emblem, he shadowboxes sporting a leather-based tank prime enriched with chains and metallic heads of untamed animals, he walks in entrance of a wall of fireside sporting a silk set with a bowling shirt and shorts printed with a jaguar head surrounded by flames, and he closes the video in a leather-based biker jacket kissing a white dove.
Fashion-wise, the gathering Puglisi offered provided a compilation of eye-catching gadgets rooted within the model’s heritage. Jaguar and zebra motifs, tinged with the orange-y tones of a tropical sundown, or with extra delicate desert tones, took heart stage within the lineup, splashed on twill units, deconstructed fits and denim items, which had been additionally peppered with prints impressed by the model’s Serpentine perfume from 2005.
Hardware added a rock-‘n’-roll contact, whereas bombers with intarsia motifs and velvet tracksuits added a recent streetwear-like angle.
“When I’m in New York I like to go with my friend to Magnolia Bakery, that closes late at night,” mentioned Puglisi, referring to Manhattan’s common pastry store whose West Village location is a well-liked spot made well-known by motion pictures and TV reveals, together with “Sex and the City.” “There, you can meet so many different people. Some of them go there and eat half of a cupcake, others get five cupcakes…it doesn’t matter, everyone wants a piece of that. My idea is that Cavalli should be like Magnolia Bakery: you might want just a piece, you might want the whole look…you just feel that you desire that.”