Roberto Cavalli to face legal action by Ittierre SpA
Despite all the drama regarding his Just Cavalli line, Roberto Cavalli did showcase his latest collection to buyers and the press in Milan last week. This, however won't stop administrators at his licensing company, Ittierre SpA, from suing the designer over his recent comments about turning the brand around.
According to WWD, the administrators were appointed last month after Ittierre filed for bankruptcy. Now lawyers have been brought in to "protect Ittierre SpA regarding industrial, economic and image damages derived from Mr. Roberto Cavalli's repeated comments in reference to the Just Cavalli license and the activity of the administrators themselves."
In response to Cavalli's decision to scrap Just Cavalli's A/W 2009-10 show, they claimed it was "unilateral" and "unjustified with serious prejudice to Ittierre's image".
Cavalli has since referred to the legal action as just a political matter."
"My contract with Ittierre expires in two seasons so I practically already have a foot outside. As far as I am concerned, [the contract] has expired," he added. "I don't understand their point of view."
Cavalli also hinted at the time that he may bring production of his label in-house, but Ittierre now states that they are "back on track" after securing 30 million euro in credit from five Italian banks.