Etro – MFW SS13
GOD BLESS Etro… what an AMAZING cultural collection.
My outsider view on the runway:
I’ve never actually given Etro the time of day before but OH MY, I will now! It reminded me of Matthew Williamson’s designs, just on a grander scale. I’ve always believed Italian designers are the best, and this so far is one of my standout collections!
The collection showcased a Geisha girl mixed with a Grecian goddess, with a splash of sport luxe and a twist of Botanical gardens and a Spanish Senorita, and it all worked PERFECTLY!
The show started with Geisha girl references in a sophisticated style. Cropped loose trousers joined the collection alongside pyjama print outfits with a more ‘adult’ look. One of my standout outfits was the flower power orange trouser playsuit with the monochrome front panel. It was all a bit Stella McCartney meets Milan.
For spanish flavour, curved neck sleeve tops reminiscent of a fan featured heavily with matching culottes. I’m not a fan of culottes as they suit 0.1% of the population but the whole Etro ensemble was fresh to death!
The more sporty pieces featured sequins on a small time scale. They wern’t brash and over the top, even though I do like that style, but Etro’s version are more ‘day to night’, whereas I like the ‘night’ variety in general. I have to say these bits were more tailored and for the modern woman. The sequin trousers were definitely something I would wear.
The grecian goddess rocked handkerchief style tops, floaty floral maxi’s and oil blend prints. I can honetly see Warehouse adopting this next season as some of the prints are similar to what they did for SS12. It’s definitely a Warehouse favourite. I can guarantee it.
Now if only I could afford Etro!