Pastel-coloured paisley prints, oriental-inspiration and intense tones for a cheerful and surprising floral triumph
The weather is still winter, but the desire for spring is in the air.
And it involves the wardrobe’s overhaul too: flowers abundant, bright colours of oriental inspiration, flounces and frills that give way to lace and embroideries, ethnic accessories.
Almost an invitation to get lost in a world of fantasies and dreams.
Dreams that Etro has made come true in the Spring Summer 2018 Collection. It is like Veronica, (43 years old, creative director of the women’s collection) has reported, in a single season, a trip around the world; indeed every dress tells the story of places and atmospheres, it is the echo of far cultures told through familiar fabrics and embroideries.
Fifty years after 1968, Etro not only celebrates the anniversary of its foundation, but also finds in the past a new source of inspiration. It is an ode to the trips to India of the father and founder, Gerolamo Etro, with a new “haute bohémien” perspective.
Long dresses in pure silk give an eternal attitude to the iconic Paisley, a drop-shaped pattern born in Mesopotamia, representing the tree of eternal life, which has become the Etro signature without being the actual logo.
From the soft shades of white, cream and ivory bloom notes of acid yellow and mustard used for pyjama dresses: as in a musical crescendo, coral, salmon and mandarin precede emerald green, intense violet and black, in an intoxicating bucolic art soaring en plein air.
Silhouettes are soft, dresses are fluttering, pyjamas are wide and high waisted, caftans are light and soft, with sheer effect, skirts are fluffy with a cool bohemian allure, for a cosmopolitan and timeless elegance, in perfect balance between tradition and modernity.
Etro spring summer 2018 collection tells a new and powerful feminine dimension, where flowers, femininity and kindness express grit, pragmatism and success.
A vintage-style blouse, in silk or light cotton, to wear in the city and to take on vacation. Then male shirts revisited in bon ton style, fluffy skirts and pyjama trousers.
In the evening
Pastel colours give way to more intense tones, such as coral, green and black: strapless tops are worn with wide trousers; soft knots and flounces soften shirts that are matched with gipsy chic allure skirts.