Monday, 8 January 2018

MUST HAVE: Etro’s resort collection speaks to the brand’s global-traveler aesthetic

Family-run label Etro was founded in 1968 by Gerolamo Etro, beginning life as a couture textile company. The paisley pattern was established early on as its house signature, and today the boho-chic aesthetic is instantly recognisable on floaty dresses, silk shirts and layered pieces.

Inspired by African decorative motifs and Anglo-Indian textiles, Etro’s resort collection speaks to the brand’s global-traveler aesthetic. These Italian-made crystal-embellished drop earrings are made from gold-tone metal and black resin from which hang pink, blue, and black beaded tassels. Style them with a clashing paisley print to emulate the runway look.

This multicoloured silk-satin shirt offers a bewitching interpretation of the African motifs and Indian textiles that inspire Etro's Resort 2018 collection. It's made in Italy to a relaxed silhouette that feels loose around the body and has a neat point collar and button-fastening cuffs to ensure a smart finish. Tuck it into cobalt-blue tailored trousers as part of a bold evening edit, finished with statement earrings that fall past the jaw.

Nobody masters the boho-chic aesthetic quite like Etro. This boat-neck black top is crafted in Italy from lightweight silk-georgette, and patterned with a geometric floral-print, highlighted by accents of cobalt blue. The waterfall side-hem allows the top to be worn two ways: belted at the waist for a slimmer silhouette or loose – with raw-hem straight leg jeans and sandals.

Crafted in Italy from yellow-gold-tone brass, Etro's hinged ladybird cuff is shaped to depict the enchanting insect from which it takes its name. The elegant design features black lacquered wings, inlaid with blue, green, and crimson-red crystals, whilst the head and cuff-ends are dappled with clear crystals for an opulent finish. Match it to a paisley printed silk dress for a spirited ensemble.

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