Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Emilio Cavallini Fall/Winter 2012

Emilio Cavallini Fall 2012 presentation was held at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, cinema verité style. The collection features luxurious tights, bodysuits and thigh-highs that are chic, sexy and glamorous. Highlights include black floral lace and exaggerated fishnets, seamed sheers with "tattoo" motifs, "shredded" tights with matching skin-tight bandeaus, bold stripes and dots, animal print tights and coordinating tanks, plaid, chevron, houndstooth and argyle patters and Victorian floral and paisley pattern s on sheer tights and tanks.

"My collection took inspiration from 1950's pin-up model Bettie Page, but really explores the sexual expression and fantasies of ALL women, " says Emilio Cavallini."Bettie Page was the ultimate femme fatale, inciting the fantasies of men...and women...at a time when 'nice girls' wouldn't dare to look like that...or act like that."

The presentation concluded with a short film entitled "“Risqué Business at the Florence Excelsior Hotel”, with a free-spirited woman vacationing in France. The woman tries on pair after pair of tights and bodywear in her hotel room, after shopping at the Emilio Cavallini boutique. Here we see how sexy and alluring the legwear collection really is. My favorite look is the lace catsuit the woman wears as she leaves the room.

The presentation really drew me in, as the short film added drama and mystery while showing off the quality and uniqueness of the legwear and bodywear. It was a refreshing change from all the runway shows. You can view the video and all the looks from the presentation at emiliocavallini.com.

The Fall/Winter hosiery will retail from $27-$45 and bodywear from $98-$118.

Images courtesy of emiliocavallini.com

- Kim Weling

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