May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Veronica Etro put together a collection for Spring/Summer full of the luxury materials and prints that are the leitmotif of the Etro brand. It was all about handcrafted individual pieces where she dyed, braided, and embellished lightweight fabrics, creating new textures that portrayed a bohemian sense of ease. “I figured out this woman, an artist, living on her own in the desert,” said Etro backstage. There was a sense of ease and fluidity about mixing Native American silhouettes with flowing layers accessorized with feather necklaces, beads, textural vests all dipped in a colour palette of dusky blues, greys and red accents. –Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Long loose layering / Body grazing
Key items: Fringed waistcoat / Handkerchief hem silk kaftan / Full-length print dress with cutaway shoulder details / Wide-leg suede trousers / Woven poncho / Poncho / Vests
Colour: White / Dusky blue / Lilac / Granite grey / Claret / Black / Chestnut / Cornflower blue / Ecru / Cream / Baby blue
Print & Pattern: Beaded Navajo pattern / Native American linear prints / Optical paisley / Diffused stripes
Materials & Trim: Woven cotton / Silk chiffon / Silk blends / Denim / Suede / Fringe / Tassels / Beading
Footwear: Fringed moccasin boots / Ankle strap stilettos / Fringe rope ankle strap sandals
Accessories: Suede fringed pouch shoulder bags / Long leather charm necklaces / Wide hip belts
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