HVANA, the luxury streetwear collection, born from a collaboration between Fornari and the DJ, producer and artist Howie B launched in London in January 2005 (FW05/06). Howie Bâ€™s philosophy of being individual forms the soul of the non-conformist SS 06 collection and his signature stamp, â€˜the black sheepâ€™, completes the HVANA DNA. HVANA is made with the highest quality textiles: soft cashmere and Japanese â€˜Kuraboâ€™ denim.
The SS 06 collection introduces 3 main stories: Logo, Waist and Vegetables. Logo: a simple, clean sheep logo features on V-neck tops with short and long sleeves. New colours are white, brown and military green which contrast with the HVANA bright red, blue and green. Waist: ironic, bizarre and sometimes provocative slogans appear on tops: â€˜Donâ€™t Waist my Loveâ€™, â€˜Waist Watchersâ€™, â€˜Waist of Timeâ€™, â€˜World Waistâ€™, â€˜Waist meâ€™, â€˜I did it my waistâ€™ etc. Vegetables: a 2nd group of messages appears in the â€˜Vegetablesâ€™ range: fine cashmere t-shirts with all-over prints of Sprouts, Tomatoes, Aubergines and Radishes. To extend the collection a new mixture of cotton and cashmere features with huge images, i.e. a Tomato stating â€˜Eat Meâ€™. Fabrics: the cashmere is light as a feather and breathable, suitable for summer and ready to be worn on naked body, like a second skin. Jeans are in the highest quality Japanese â€˜Kuraboâ€™ denim in colours of black, white and denim blue.
Footwear: The launch of the Hvana â€œX-Rayâ€ sneaker collection. The X-Ray Footwear line makes a statement with its anthropomorphic design, a clear insinuation to sheep hooves and features the same messages as the T-shirts.Accessories: Hvana belts, rings and necklaces have the iconic sheep head in vintage old gold.