One to Watch: Roberta Furlanetto

In Collection, designer, dress, Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, In the Know, Italy, One to Watch, RTW, Trend on January 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Just imagine: you’re an Italian-based textile designer with a love for the school of baroque art. So much so, you create a fashion label that plays on the romanticism of the era, and its influence runs rampant throughout your handmade collection. While I’m not sure that this was Roberta Furlanetto’s motif, it would add character to the storyboard I’m sure.

What’s quite interesting, I must say, is who Furlanetto worked with before launching her eponymous prêt-a-porter collection in 2007. She has handmade textiles for body-con king Azzedine Alaïa, collaborated with Christian Lacroix , Nina Ricci and Ungaro. Her work with the house of Dior seems to be  most prevalent, particularly with her shoe collection.

Furlanetto’s spring/summer 2010 lookbook swims in organza and seashell cuts  drenched in a coral, vermillion red and silver colour palette.

The only thing I wish was that she put her own spin on that Thakoon-Michelle Obama inspired Sea Anemone dress; Imuch prefer the black sculpture dress. It’s the same concept, just shorter, and presents a fresher outlook on a concept that was done into oblivion. Otherwise I can’t complain, only in heaven could I be a muse for such a fine clothier.

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