Once the prerogative of ladies of high society, of queens, princesses and movie stars, in the second half of the 1990s the fur becomes a symbol of practical, functional elegance for a woman who lives her life with a modern spirit, without forgoing the charm of her femininity. The forty-year-olds of that period, playing at revival, consider it an essential garment and an irresistible, innocent vanity.
In those years carlotivioli works Swakara as if it were velvet, using sable to enrich the edges of full coats made of prized, satiny pelts, shaped into trench coats or transformed into cloaks. Jackets and overcoats for everyday use take on a sporty chic and the preference goes to neutral, natural hues, practical, comfortable lines, and lengths that are never excessive. Special treatments that create refined jacquard effects cover furs that increasingly resemble fabrics. For evening wear or the most important, demanding occasions, the proposed volumes are full and loose, the lengths extreme, either very long or very short, and the details very feminine, like generous ruches and “eighteenth-century” cuffs. The favourite colours are dark, natural light and black.
The fur coat continues to hug the female body, giving a sensation of security, like in a cloud of warmth that dispels the perils of the surrounding world. The woman, her look a rapture of joy, testifies to the pleasure of wearing an exclusive, unique garment like only carlotivioli can create.