Designer Spotlight #1: Nicola Finetti - An Australian success story

In 1984, a man named Nicola Finetti emigrated to Australia from Italy. Eleven years later he launched a fashion label. Today, that fashion label is one of Australia's most successful.

In the last few years Finetti's label has gained significant momentum, attributable to his signature style and creative direction; a blend of femininity and seduction.

Finetti's designs are stocked worldwide in countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia, Greece, Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait and the USA.

To Finetti, fashion is more than the clothes we wear; it is a representation of an era.

"It is real; how we show the world who we are on the inside, because everyone interprets trends in their own way," says Finetti.

As a designer, Finetti aims to give women the courage to explore their inner self and embrace their femininity. He designs his collections with the inherent belief that every woman has a shameless beauty.

The label's Autumn/Winter collection for 2013 is contemporary with a touch of the provocative. Inspired by high street casual, Finetti says:

"The street edge is brought out by lush boucle wool with silver foil adorning bomber jackets, dresses and skirts. Black patent leather is also featured, which gives a casual but lush feeling to the garment."

Finetti's new collection is available for purchase at his online store. No doubt you will find a piece requiring a home in your wardrobe this season.