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Etro Spring 2012 Runway Review

We’ve seen a number of art deco references this season so far, but Etro’s take on the jazz age was effortlessly modern and wonderfully on trend. The major frustration with this season’s roaring 20s trend is that the shapes and styles from the era aren’t very flattering on anyone with even a hint of curves. Designer Veronica Etro endeavored to change that by utilizing cut outs and strategically placed prints to work with the shape of the body rather than against it. Inspired by the glamour and grace of musical legends Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Etro declared a return to elegance for spring.

There was something for everyone with boyish tuxedo jackets being shown alongside fringed flapper dresses and the huge 47 look collection was perfectly balanced between dresses and separates. The unstructured silhouettes and bold prints worked well with the primarily cool toned palette. The collection could have benefited from a pair of trousers or two, but on the whole it featured a beautiful mix of bold prints, blocked colors, and chic, wearable cuts.