May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Ornate wallpapers, rich tapestries and luxurious upholstery textiles provided a creative playground for designer Veronica Etro. She has always been an expert in arranging eclectic and characteristic ensembles. This season she took us in to the world of interiors tailored in a long and lean 70’s silhouette. A tonal colour palette of earthy tones such as tobacco, coffee, camel and ochre helped to soften the abundance of patterns and its opulence. Rich embroidery, printing and weaving in a mélange of velvet, sequins and silks created a eccentric and eclectic vibe yet cut in sharp and clean shapes, allowing a neat silhouette. ‘Maximalism in control’ was how Etro interpreted her collection. Matching jacquard tunic and trouser sets layered under a patch-worked coat along with a sequin dresses, felt refined and sophisticated. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: Interior Couture
Key Items: Closure less coat / Cropped trousers / Belted suit / Maxi dress / Double breasted jacket / Boxy jacket / Sequin maxi dress / Double breasted coat / Pleated skirt / Tunics / Wide leg trousers / Crewneck sweater / Pajama sets
Colour: Tobacco / Coffee / Camel / Salmon / Ochre
Materials and Trims: Jacquard / Velvet / Silk / Mohair / Sequins / Suede / Leather / Exotic skins
Print and Pattern: Ornate Wallpaper print / Foulard print / Patchwork / Geometric pattern / Upholstery print / Stripes / Marble print / Prince of Wales check
Footwear and Accessories: Winter espadrilles / Square heeled boots / Ankle strap platform shoes / Folded clutch shopper / Postman bag / Chunky cuffs and chokers
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