Milan: Etro’s F/W 12 collection began on a formal note, concentrating on luxurious velvet trousers, brocade tux jackets with tails and boldly patterned coats. Stark black and white looks were accessorized with voluminous fringed scarves and slim loafers in one of the house’s signature prints. But midway through the presentation the collection shifted to a more casual direction, producing winners like a paisley quilted puffer jacket, subtle tapestry print knits and slim plaid trousers. These restrained pieces seemed especially appealing in contrast to a number of monochromatic head-to-toe velvet suits in jewel tones, many embellished with feather tails more suited to a cabaret production than a fashion show.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Fitted / Relaxed / Oversized

Color: Emerald / Plum / Black / Mustard / White / Grey / Chocolate / Camel / Pumpkin / Cranberry / Bright red

Key Items: Velvet trousers / Tuxedo jackets / Vests / Quilted jackets / Cardigans / Intarsia knit crewnecks / Patterned suiting / Trench coats / Double breasted overcoats / Blanket coats

Materials: Velvet / Silk / Cashmere / Brocade / Crushed velvet / Cotton / Leather / Shearling / Twill

Print + Pattern: Paisley / Ethnic geometrics / Stripes / Tapestry prints / Checks / Plaid

Details + Trim: Contrast piping / Feather embellishment / Fringe / Quilting

Accessories + Footwear: Fringed scarves / Bowties / Slippers / Pocket squares / Patterned weekend bags / Envelope bags / Wide brimmed hats / Silk ties / Silk cummerbunds

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