Milan Fashion Week SS16: Etro

Milan Fashion Week SS16: Etro

Nomadic garden

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

A tender and sweet collection fused with 19th century innocence and elegance — meet Etro’s garden gypsies

The inspiration: For spring/summer 2016, creative director Veronica Etro turns to bohemian craft hailing from the South of France. Inspired by the workmanship found in vintage clothing from the region, the collection bloomed with folk florals and femininity — an invitation to Etro's secret garden. 

The looks: This season, it's clear that lightness and movement has swept through the shows at Milan Fashion Week. Edwardian silhouettes in soft silk were romanticised with ruffles, flounces and ribbons (a key element of the collection) that were tied around waists, on skirts and worn as chokers. And with any Etro collection, a touch of bohemia flowed throughout.

Buro loves: The long reversible robes made for lounging at home or for a stroll outside when the summer breeze dances against the soft silk and flutters as you walk.

The details: Etro continues to lead the pack with its elaborate and ornate fabrication. Hand-stitched floral embroidery on silk tulle, delicate lacing, scalloped-stitched hems, hand-painted ribbons and hand-stitched florals. 

The house signature: This season, Etro's Paisely print scattered throughout the collection was layered over romantic blooms to create a multi-dimensional "potpourri" print. 

To view the full collection, click on the slideshow below. 

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