by Melissa Magsaysay at Los Angeles Times
Roberto Cavalli has managed to put his signature leopard print and heavily gilded stamp on an exercise bike. That’s right. The Roberto Cavalli for Cicolette collection features 6 styles of stationary bikes featuring a minimal shape consisting of a wheel, seat, handlebar (which look more like animal horns) and comes in a variety of flashy colors and metal combos that Lady Gaga can appreciate. In fact, this bike is just about as wacky and over-the-top as Gaga’s Hussein Chalayan egg. It would be no suprise to see her and her back up dancers spinning on the Cavalli bikes during her next performance.
There’s black carbon fiber with jaguar or zebra print or gold steel with jaguar print which while being a slightly ostentatious is a sleek alternative to planting a traditional, clunky stationary bike in your living room.
It’s sure to be a conversation piece when guests come over. Especially if you also have the exercise gear to go with it; Cavalli has an active wear range called Cavalli Gym hitting stores this month along with the bikes (think more leopard found on leggings and skin tight zip up jackets)
Roberto Cavalli for Ciclotte bikes are available exclusively in Roberto Cavalli boutiques. The Cavalli gym collection is in Roberto Cavalli boutiques and other select stores.
video bonus : Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011 Campaign: Behind The Scenes