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Etro Fall 2012 Runway Review

The first word that usually comes to mind when you think of Etro is Paisley, and this season, womenswear designer Veronica Etro took the family brand back to its roots with a few modern twists. In a departure from the looser shapes we’ve been seeing this season, Etro’s silhouette was sexy and slim, with a real womanly feel. The whole collection was a celebration of the contours of the female form, and even the most masculine pieces, like a pair of impeccably cut navy wide-leg trousers, were tailored to accentuate an hourglass shape.

Velvet, one of the most prevalent trends in Milan and everywhere else this season, was shown printed and cut into slinky fishtail gowns and tailored outerwear. The ubiquitous peplums made a number of appearances, sometimes acting as a leather corset worn over a dress. While the collection was signature Etro, there were elements of the season’s most popular trends throughout. Military notions were shown alongside kaleidoscope prints and intricate embellishments. All together, it was a very strong statement, but deconscruted there are a few standout looks that are sure to be editorial hits.