Nicola Finetti Autumn/Winter 2011

First Published on Sassisam on February 23, 2011

Nicola Finetti is a man whose love for architecture, shape and a modern silhouette is obvious from all his collections.

There’s no surprise in his recent Autumn Winter 2011 collection, where Finetti creates a well-tailored but casual look.

Blurring the lines between sexy, bold and classy, Finetti’s new range features lace, ruffles, lots of drapery over thick cotton fabric. A nice blend of short dresses and cuff length pants gives the ladies plenty of options with shoes. Gladiators, booties or pumps – everything would go with this collection.

However, a pair of sheer stocking might come handy this season, or you can just brave the cold and adhere to Finetti’s vision “of a modern, fearless woman”.

A few floral pieces with subtle prints appeal to those who want some colour in their winter wardrobe. Candy pink, emerald green and sunflower yellow are rocking Finetti’s latest collection. The overall colour palette is camel, red, black and grey. Finetti says, “(the colours) give a more lushy and earthy element to the tailored pantsuits and bodysuits”.

To poke the party animal in you, Finetti has given some sequin dresses in silver and bronze undertones. The necklines are fairly high this winter, but Finetti didn’t think twice before revealing sexy backs.

Creating an evening drama, his long dresses are touched with the recent Hollywood trend of a short dress with long sheer fabric flowing over it. It gives a sensual yet chic look.

I personally think this is not his strongest collection, but Nicola’s design philosophy of allowing a woman to be a strong individual while embracing her femininity is manifested through this AW collection.

If you’re looking for a perfect boardroom to cocktail bar outfit, then jump onto Nicola Finetti’s brand new e-boutique feature on his website. Its worldwide shopping aspect allows you to pre-order an outfit before it hits the racks. There’s also free postage within Australia.

View the entire lookbook here.

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