Thursday, July 2, 2009

Designer Focus: Debora Sinibaldi

Some shots from the Debora Sinibaldi AW0809 Collection

I first noticed Debora Sinibaldi in the Fall 2008 runway photos supplement that came with the Vogue Italia Black issue I was lucky enough to get on eBay.

The alternatively detailed and floaty knits immediately caught my eye. I, of course being the addict to luxe details, went to Yoox in search of her pieces and fortunately found a lightweight black, sleeveless sweater.

That sounds simple enough until you notice it's light enough to layer (damn near see-through) or wear in the summer, has cream trim on the arm openings, delicate tucks at the neckline for controlled rouching and a larger weave just below the rouching to create a set of slightly diagonal see-through, cut-out-like lines with a beaded, darker line (by just strictly using weaving techniques) below the above-mention cut-out lines, and a cut-out line to simulate a scoop-neck ... gotta love that kind of luxe detail.

Okay, I'm back from my tangent.

Debora Sinibaldi has been showing her collections since 2005. She is known for what Suzy Menkes, of the Herald Tribune, calls her "standout knits".

Let's put it this way ... I still have that runway supplement, and her page is dog-eared because I periodically still look at those pictures (I put some of them above). They, and much more, are on her site: Debora Sinibaldi.

Below is video from her SS09 Collection: