RAFW SS08 – Nicola Finetti

A rocking soundtrack introduced Nicola Finetti’s spring summer collection at Australian Fashion Week last night, it was so cool that even Harpers Bazaar’s Fashion Director, Claudia Navone, was bopping to the beat. With other 550 people squashed into The Cargo Hall, the temperature of the room was hot. But unlike the Azzolini show earlier in the day where fashion editors left after being made to wait an hour for the show to start, everyone stayed in their seats.

Renowned for his intricate and feminine designs, Finetti didn’t disappoint his fans. Like all the other shows at fashion week so far, the Finetti show was all about the dress and the above-the-knee hem. Described as new romantic, the collection was full of ruffles, round necklines and higher waistlines. The already soft silk and cotton materials were softened with airily soft hemlines and more ruffles. Intricate embellishments added to the futuristic elements with sporty metallic silver pieces that pleated, draped and ruffled.

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