RAFW Runway Report: Nicola Finetti Spring/Summer 2010

It was like Lanvin had grown up in Sydney and relocated to Hollywood. Nicola Finetti’s latest collection had jaws dropping all around as models stepped out one after the other in gorgeous getups with Yelle pumping in the background. Two almost identically dressed ladies sitting next to me scribbled furiously with excitement, and who could blame them? The clothes were muy caliente, to say the very least.

Polished yet fun, the garments were generously cut with a plethora of ruffles and drapery. Gold was more than prevalent in the show with at least a third of the ensembles featuring the shade. The mixture of gold and mustard and watermelon hues was particularly delightful and added some diversity. One such outfit that really stood out was a gold and yellow off the shoulder dress with yellow sleeves, gold straps and peplum detailing.

However, as fabulous as the colours were, the thing that really won me over was the non-colour, that is, the black. As soon as the asymmetrical black ruffled dress with matching black gloves and shorts shimmied down the runway, I was in fashion heaven. What a spectacular concoction! And the strapless number with the frou frou? Eeek, to-die-for!

All right, so I am now unashamedly gushing, but heck, the show was major and all the garments were perfectly turned out. I was even taken by the pretty backs of the outfits as it is all too common for designers to neglect backs altogether. Of course, Finetti has proved time and time again that attention to detail is imperative and today, as per usual, it paid off.

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Review by: Kelly Jin
Header Image: Vogue.com.au
Photography: Edward Hor


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