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A Parade of Paisley for Etro’s Fall 2014 Collection (Runway Review)


The Inspiration: "The Etro woman takes inspiration from folk couture and wrapping the body with a cozy embrace," according to the brand.

The Look: It was quintessential Etro for Fall 2014, which translated into a crafty lineup filled with lots of bohemian silhouettes and even more paisley and other exotic winter prints. Past Etro collections have suffered from poor styling decisions, but with layering more toned down this season, the collection didn't feel overwhelming despite the rich fabrics and abundance of surface embellishments. Patchworked blanket coats, flowing capes and cropped jackets made for the season's best pieces and tied into the "cozy" inspiration. Also worth singling out were the collection's pleated dresses and skirts and the wide-leg metallic paisley trousers.

The Accessories: Structured neutral envelope clutches and shoulder bags, fur bags with long straps, gold jewelry, suede boots and pointed pumps.

The Beauty: Fishtail braids and natural makeup.

The Takeaway: Etro has long maintained that the paisley is a timeless motif and those that agree will find plenty to love in its Fall collection.

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