Last fall Nicole Farhi’s beautiful porcelain dolls dressed in delicate taffeta gowns, dreamy velvet ballroom dresses, and romantic polka dot full skirts conjured up images of La Belle Èpoque. However, this season those irresistibly tender, virginally feminine, and positively retro outfits are absent from Nicole’s line.
Instead for Spring 2006 Farhi designed an effortlessly breezy collection underscored by floral prints and nautical stripes. Cast in navy, white, black, blue, the designer’s spaghetti strap camisoles, knee-length culottes, and tiered flamenco circle skirts, worn with espadrilles, are perfect for a modern day Audrey Hepburn type vacationing in Europe. Undeniably fun and crisp these exciting pieces are sure to make great additions to a Roman holiday wardrobe.