An Etro collection wouldn’t be one without an over-abundance of printed offerings. Veronica Etro committed to delivering under the house’s signature style this season. The slightly constricted silhouettes – in the form of cutout gowns, heavier textures and darker hues of last season’s collection–gave way to fluid shapes and patterns on backdrops of yellow. And I’d be remiss not to mention the most pristine of azures on pieces any donna who yachts on the Italian Riviera would absolutely adore. Fresh-faced models with flowing hair, teetering on sexy strappy sandals, played canvases to this collection.
Paisley was dominant in this season’s assortment, as it always is for Etro. But this time, Veronica tinkered with a much more neutral palette, bathing the pattern in nudes and dashes of pastels on sumptuous silks. Taking it a step further, she even displayed the print in patchwork: combining the house’s classic with a burgeoning spring trend.
Florals for spring may not be a groundbreaking trend. But Etro’s aberration from ultra feminine patterns in delicate pinks and lilacs surrendered to striking red chrysanthemums, bedizened on jumpsuits and blouses, and interwoven wild vines emblazoned on low cut frocks and gathered skirts.
Though somewhat devoid of any award show moments, Etro this season was still nothing short of the exclamation point needed for the woman who desires something eye-catching for her spring wardrobe. I can see Beyoncé now, prancing with Blue Ivy along a tropical coastline in a few of these pieces.
What say you to Etro’s latest?