Milan: Etro has long been the go-to label for print motifs, serving as the library of geometric designs from which other designers source. This Spring, Veronica Etro has honed her focus further, producing a collection centered on dresses, particularly the dropped-waist flapper variety so popular on runways this season. The current fascination with the Roaring Twenties went further than silhouette for Etro, also influencing the colorful chevrons and mirror-image curled arabesques that seemed straight out of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Swingy frocks, matched sets, cut-out column dresses and casual separates made an impact, without extraneous styling or accessories. Using a soft pastel palette punctuated by rays of orange and yellow, Etro’s reliable standards captured the mood of S/S 12. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / A-line / Dropped waist / Column / Body conscious

Color: Black and white / Baby blue / Tangerine / Yellow / Lavender / Peach / Plum / Metallics / Beige / Seafoam green / Lavender / Crimson

Key Items: Halter dresses / Dropped waist frocks / Graphic T-shirts / Column dresses / Matched sets

Materials: Silk / Jersey / Chiffon

Print + Pattern: Graphic geometrics / Mirrored motifs / Ombré / Trompe l’oeil

Details + Trim: Ruffles / Contrast piping / Fringe / Pleating / Sequins / Cutouts / Embroidery

Accessories + Footwear: Envelope clutches / Kitten heels / Chandelier earrings / Leather satchels / Beaded necklaces

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