Above from left to right: Kirrily Johnston and Nicola Finetti spring/summer 2008.

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week is off to a flying start and first up on the schedule was Kirrily Johnston who presented her spring/summer '08 collection in front of a jam-packed crowd, including Mischa Barton. Dedicated to the 'Technomads', Johnston's draped jersey floated down the catwalk together with cut-off leggings fashioned into socks. "We were going to call them 'Shocks' but changed it to the 'Nomad Boot'," Johnston said.

Later it was Nicola Finetti's turn to show off her girlie prom-style dresses which eventually turned into form-fitting styles (pictured above, right) that were all minuscule-short.

Lots of satin, a bit of ombre, but there wasn't a great deal to get excited about here, although I'm sure the cute party frocks will be a hit amongst Sydney's babe-centric crowd.

With the 'Mirandas' (Kerr and Otto from Cashmere Mafia), Mischa Barton and Dannii Minogue at the Finetti show, it was a star-studded start to RAFW - the first in quite a while.

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