Runway Report: Etro SS16

Folkloric bohemian dreams met Victorian garden parties in Etro’s romantic vision for SS16, in a collection of the house’s luxe prints kept contemporary with unexpected shapes and layering.  The most delicate of spaghetti strapped lace dresses were topped with beaded bomber jackets and ruffled capelets. Kimonos draped over ditsy floral bustiers paired with sheer flares and drawstring-waisted jumpsuits. Tiered maxis and belle sleeved minis brought moments of Seventies free spiritedness, while other moments in the collection played on the prim and proper.

We saw more dresses over wide leg trousers and the return of the choker, envisioned in floral ribbons that played off the kaleidoscopic blooming prints. Knee-high lace up boots and lace up flats both felt ready to walk off the runway straight to the streets this season, as did the chic simplicity of the pulled back hair with romantic wisps left out to complement a natural glow and glossy eye.

Though the collection touched on the trends of the season, it still stayed true to the house’s artistic femininity and folklore in eye-catching looks that embrace the craftsmanship behind the clothing, which is why season after season we love Veronica Etro’s vision.

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Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.