By Sass Brown, ecofashiontalk.com
J. Cavallo is a luxury lifestyle brand with a sophisticated, high fashion aesthetic.
Born from a lifelong love of fashion and philanthropy, the brand celebrates and empowers the artisanal skills of women around the world. The philanthropic mission of the brand is guided by the philosophy that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources, and leading to the support of a number of organizations, including Women for Women International. Through their design process they are changing the lives of the men and women they collaborate with around the world.
Raised in Detroit, Michigan, founder Jeanine Cavallo comes from a long line of talented seamstresses, at who’s hands she learned to appreciate exquisite fabrics, as well as how to drape and cut a pattern. The structured, elegant silhouettes have a vintage take on classic pieces, with an Audrey Hepbern sensibility. Cropped boxy jackets feature three quarter length sleeves and narrow stand collars, skirts are tapered and below the knee. Boat necklines, rolled collars and draped back detailing feature heavily in the collection. The understated color story is striking in its simplicity with eye catching prints and shimmering monochromatic colorations that let the luxury fabrics shine through.
With a belief in preserving skills, the collection is produced in New York, with ten percent of all proceeds from sales go to supporting artisans.