Spring 2013 Milan Fashion Week: Etro

– By Teresa Greenfeld – 

A designer that defines jet-set luxe, Etro reminded us just why it holds that title for Spring 2013.  A collection that went spanning the world, Veronica Etro gave us China, Japan, India, and Morocco all in 46 looks – and yet still managed to remained focused.  Flora and fauna hand painted prints – that one might come across on a priceless Oriental rug – appeared on almost every look, reminding us also why, when it comes to prints, no one holds a candle to Etro.  Japan obviously being a strong influence, Etro paid close attention to cut and shape in her craftsmanship of the kimonos; instead of appearing costume-y, they appeared completely wearable and sexy.   India and Persia influenced one-shoulder draping was done particularly well in a striped, sequined gown of black and white, and quite interestingly in a white, almost half-blazer with a black sleeve, over a strapless floral jumpsuit.   The kaftan dresses – always an Etro standout – were reinvented with strong, pleated shoulders, and simple slinking gowns were given statement-making appeal with cape-like details.

An all-white plunging kimono jacket, paired with a wide-leg cuffed and cropped pant, a sleeveless, mixed print dress with a plunging neckline and asymmetrical hem, and a flowing peacock printed, open shoulder kaftan were amongst the collection’s strongest looks.  As was a canary yellow gown, and a streamlined, V-neck kaftan bearing the collection’s stunning botanical print.
Whether jet-setting around the world – or just dressing like you have, Etro gives us the collection to do so for Spring 2013.
Photos courtesy of Style.com

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