Inspired by botany and the natural world, the spring/summer 2013 Etro show was full of life. Prints featuring butterflies, insects and parrots brought movement to stiff, origami-like shapes and the white outfits with colourful, nature-themed embroidery stood out in particular as perfect for summer.
Judo-style jackets, obi belts and kimono looks were seen in abundance on the Etro catwalk; oriental influences are becoming a key trend at Milan Fashion Week, as we’ve seen at Prada and Pucci, among others. At Etro the kimono jackets were crafted in block colours and vivid floral prints. Paired with simple, loose trousers they brought a softer edge to the oriental-inspired trend. The final looks saw maxi dresses float down the runway; while all the colours and prints were different, each garment retained an element of sophistication with high necklines, unique silhouettes and oversized jewellery. While not everyone will be confident enough to pull off a head-to-toe print look, the Etro show can easily be stripped back to reveal many beautiful, extremely wearable pieces.
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