I receive designers lookbooks everyday, but from time to time one of them will really catch my attention and make my mind wander into a different fashion world. Roberta Furlanetto‘s collection transported me in a magical world of beautifully crafted pieces and interesting geometric textures worn by modern princesses. I thought I’d have a little chat with Roberta to find out more about her designs.
Photo courtesy of Roberta Furlanetto
What’s your inspiration?
It changes from season to season but I am energized by nature, beautiful fabrics, life experiences, art in general and the talented team that works with me.
Collection statement for AW10?
“Exclusive, crafted, cultured”
I love all of the looks in my lookbook but my favorite is the jersey dress with honeycomb embroidery, organza volant skirt, coat with honeycomb embroidery and flat shoes with embroidery.
Top 5 designers?
Paris, as I lived there for many years and I have wonderful memories of this beautiful fashion forward city.
What were you like as a little girl?
A real handful!
At the tender age of three I became smitten with fashion, often borrowing my older sister’s clothes without her permission.
I progressed from making clothes for my dolls to making some for myself and friends who admired my individual style.
I was always an artistic, restless inquisitive little girl creating problems for my teachers and parents. I became bored easily and needed to be constantly challenged.
There is an interview with me today on Searching for Style.