Back in the saddle with laid-back fashion at Cavalli Estate

For centuries, revered artists have drawn inspiration from the majestic and elegant horse, from French modernist Édouard Manet (At the Races, c. 1875) and drip maestro Jackson Pollock (The Wooden Horse, 1948) to Italian High Renaissance master Raphael (Saint George and the Dragon, c. 1505) and horse enthusiast Théodore Géricault (The Derby at Epsom, 1821). This winter, we saddle up in search of renewed splendour and boundless possibilities. Styling by Arnold Ras and photography by SJ van Zyl 

Behind the scenes

The looks

Double-breasted oversized bouclé coat with recycled fibres R9,099, knitted long-sleeve polo with recycled polyester R2,899, all Scotch & Soda.
Uncle Jim denim chore jacket R1,399, Sweet-Orr. One-pocket button-down cotton shirt R1,900, FIELDS. Blake regular slim-fit chino with recycled polyester R2,799, Scotch & Soda. Dr Martens 1460 Aztec R4 799, That Shoe Lady.
Printed teddy fleece jacket with Repreve® padding R6,199, chunky cable-knit pullover with wool R3,899, Stuart regular slim-fit chino with wool R2,799, all Scotch & Soda. Split suede Chelsea boots R1,399, Zara. New Backpack with exclusive Aerogram leather R53,000, Louis Vuitton.
Long-sleeve coverall R1,199, Sweet-Orr. Quilted colour-block nylon aviator hat with Repreve® filling R1,399, Jacquard sweater with neutral winter tones R3,899, both Scotch & Soda. Staples Edition monogram leather mid layer R47,000, Louis Vuitton.
Reversible short quilted jacket with Repreve® filling R5,799, Blake regular slim-fit chino with recycled polyester R2,799, both Scotch & Soda. City Keepall bag with adjustable strap R41,500, Louis Vuitton. Bae Beret in wool felt R950, Crystal Birch.
Soft single-breasted velvet blazer R5,999, mock-neck long-sleeve T-shirt with Merino wool R2,699, Fave velvet regular tapered-fit chino R3,499, metal-tipped row-stitch leather belt R1,699, all Scotch & Soda.
Unisex relaxed-fit felpa hoodie in organic cotton R2,499, unisex organic cotton felpa sweatpants R2,399, both Scotch & Soda. Classic scarf in charcoal grey R7,700, Louis Vuitton. Glasses, Emporio Armani, model’s own.

The team

Creative direction: Petro du Toit
Photographer: SJ van Zyl, FANJAM Management
Photographer assistant and video: Handré Roux, FANJAM Management|
Model: Chad Meihuizen, FANJAM Management
Makeup: Andrea van den Houten
Horse: Whisky
Stable manager: Teniel O’Hara
Intern: Minette Pieters
Source: Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

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FIELDS: 021 741 1240
Louis Vuitton: 021 405 9700
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Sweet-Orr: 021 932 6921
Zara: 021 446 8700