– By Nausheen Shah –
For Etro’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection, Veronica Etro took the namesake’s hallmark signature – prints – and expanded them into a multicultural, futuristic vision. Starting with the oversized, digital backdrop of constant melding motifs and onto the numerous models enveloped in layered graphic looks, Etro created a fantasy stage where global and cultural influences freely co-mingled.
Intarsia of luxurious materials were essential to Etro’s story this season. Printed technical tulle net interspersed with wool and leather on a roomy overcoat and jacquards with intricate textures were the best examples, highlighted on sporty and clean silhouettes. Simpler prints were also featured, mostly accented on key points of the body in the form of nebula mists and exploding star constellations. Black, white and red dominated the simpler color-blocked looks while grape, cobalt, cranberry and marigold popped in prints and patch-worked pieces.
Long sleeved knee length dresses stood front and center extending into floor length at intervals. Other key silhouettes included a cropped, flared ankle, three-tone leather pant and outerwear with a new oversized volume for the brand (also a trend form many other designers this season).
The ending result of the collection was a decorative yet powerful woman who travels freely and customizes her own sense of history and identity and of course, isn’t afraid to sport bold prints and colors.
Nausheen Shah is a New York based fashion designer turned stylist who has worked for the likes of Catherine Malandrino and Zac Posen. In her travels, Nausheen’s love of language, cuisine, art and interior design flourished, informing her unique, distinctive, and global style. She is a fashion contributor/luxury travel writer for the New York Post and also runs her own ‘fashion as a lifestyle’ blog – A Shah’s Life. Nausheen may be followed on Facebook @nausheenshahstylist and Twitter @nausheenshah.
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