Giulietta’s Sixties Girl Grows Up

There’s a reason why Sofia Sizzi, the designer behind the label Giulietta was named a finalist in last year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition and picked up by picked up by luxury giants Barneys and Net-a-Porter: she’s a designer with a strong point of view who knows precisely what her vision is. Sizzi looked deep into the DNA of her year-old brand for fall 2013. Keeping in line with Giulietta’s ’60s-inspired aesthetic, this girl was on the cusp of the ’70s; think Brigitte Bardot or Jane Birkin in their prime. “It’s still nostalgic, but it has a very strong, modern edge to it,” Sizzi told Interview backstage after the show.

Clean, sharp lines, and bold colors—black ivory, red, chestnut brown and marigold—showed up on deep v-neck blouses, fringed dresses, and printed dresses. Strong, very wearable, and versatile, these pieces might show up on the red carpet or a regular day at work. “I think what Giulietta is, is to have the comfort of looking quite chic and put together, but at the same time, you can style it in many different ways,” explained the designer.

Sizzi also discussed the vegetarian ethos behind her line, comparing the synthetic patent used for the black ankle-strap heels she sent on the runway to leather. “It really looks good and it really looks the same, but the technology of these days really allows the use of non-animal products in a beautiful way,” said Sizzi.

“Any girl who is little nostalgic may actually end up reacting to Giulietta,” said Sizzi. So far those girls include Miranda Kerr and Michelle Williams, who have both been photographed in Sizzi’s designs.

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