Veronica Etro showed that Morocco plus Etro prints is a heady, winning combination. Her spring collection pulled from the best of Marrakech dressing, hitting all the tony hippie notes a globetrotting woman will want to pack—ultra easy caftans, dresses and cargos—in graphic stripes and bohemian prints.
The models walked on striped carpets, wearing strappy brown sandals and accented with bold, chunky bangles and pendant necklaces. If you closed your eyes, you could almost smell the notes of argan and spices in the souk.
But instead of skewing way too far into bohemia, Etro smartly threw in pieces that can easily work in real life. Tan leather cargos offer a relief from military drab, while all the terrific day dresses were done in sophisticated colours and mixed stripes and paisleys and other cultural prints.
As much as it was obvious that this was Railroad stripes were cut into sporty pants, easy cinched midi dresses, cropped jackets and caftans. The lines played beautifully against flowing gowns and in contrast to the far-flung touches.
Colours were bright and varied and highlighted the smart contrasts Etro injected into the collection to modernise this oft-mined inspiration. The classic caftan was turned into a mini dress in bold green; loose coats were done in high-watt Majorelle blue; robes topped sporty bras and pyjama-cargos or dresses that showed a little leg; a yellow rain jacket topped an ultra boho dress. But it was still hard to resist the effortless glamour of the tunic dresses, tassels and all. There’s a bit of wanderlust in everyone.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US