May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Against a backdrop of swirling digital lights, Veronica Etro sent out futuristic interpretations of her label’s signature looks for fall. The famous paisley prints were now interrupted with curving colored lines or morphed into kaleidoscopic mirror images. Other motifs were obscured by black lines and squares, giving them a pixilated effect. In keeping with the digital-age theme, the clothing was clean and precise. Necklines often featured geometrically-shaped notches or raised sides, and rectangular cutouts appeared at the ribcage on several evening dresses. The liberal use of zip closures, in addition to a few tough biker jackets, added a bad-girl allure. Etro has always cultivated a luxe traveler aesthetic, though typically of a more bohemian persuasion, but this season’s new take was a welcome update to the formula and made for some exciting, desirable clothing. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Flared / Hourglass / Broad shoulders / Long layers / Boxy / Columnar
Color: Black / White / Teal / Maroon / Fiery red / Chartreuse / Lime / Rosy red / Burnt orange / Camel / Deep purple / Mauve / Navy / Slate / Mulberry
Key Items: Motorcycle jackets / Flared cropped pants / Printed dresses / Pieced coats / Column dresses with side cutouts
Materials: Canvas / Firm suitings / Printed silks / Heavy wool twill / Luxe leather / Silk jersey / Mohair yarns / Bouclé yarns / Lustrous charmeuse / Nylon
Print + Pattern: Pixilated paisleys / Magic eye motifs / Geometrics / Paisleys mixed with colorful lines / Mirror image patterns / Grids
Details + Trim: Notched necklines / High necklines / Intricate beading / Side cutouts / Zippers / Raglan sleeves / Contrast sleeves / Piecing / Fur collars / Off-the-shoulder necklines
Accessories + Footwear: Leather gloves / Wide black waist belts / Hip-slung black double-wrap belts / Printed frame bags / Embellished clutches / Strappy pointy-toe pumps / Pointy-toe ankle boots / Cap-toe booties
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