(Y) Edition designed Giovanni Cavagna, represents his creative and innovative vision of volumes and materials.
The (Y) collections are recognizable by the tailored garments structured without any compromise by a fashion “architect”, with special attention to the knitting constructions and ergonomics, oversize men shirts adapted on the female body, pants in unseen shapes. The constant designer’s research on new materials, sometimes futuristic techniques and unusual matches, are all key elements that place (Y) in the “contemporary prêt-à- porter” area, resolutely dedicated to trend-setters.
(Y) Edition drowns on the stylistic value of the designer merging to contemporary art forms of art and industrial design.
Despite the choice of using the “no color”, the irresistible creativity of the designer brings into play the balance of lights and shadows created by using the fabrics in an unusual way with new constructions adapting to the body. The No Gender concept of the Man and Woman collection are crosswise, the combine, they are interwoven and contaminate each other: often the same garments fit to both sexes. In particular, in the men’s apparel we find details, processing and asymmetries stolen from the women’s universe; vice versa the woman’s apparel often uses fabrics or fetched from male garments.
GIOVANNI CAVAGNA - A biography
Born in Bergamo and Milanese by choice, polyhedral Fashion Designer, Giovanni Cavagna designs his fashion through a path leading from Haute Couture to Tricotcouture and Prêt-à- porter.
An almost engineering approach to the construction of the various collections, emphasising the research and experience on the product, from the fabrics to the garment.
Through his creations, he enhances noble materials and unusual fabrics in the construction of garments marking trend and harmony lines to wear.
He cooperates with major fashion companies and since 1996 he directs his own Milanese Style Office composed by an international team particularly focused on research and development of the Total Look collections.
He lectures in fashion materials at the University of Venice and is Main Tutor of the Master in Creative Knitwear Design CKD in collaboration with the Rome’s Fashion and Costume Academy and the Knitter Deanna, providing his teaching and his experience to the young talents.