THE CRITIC: Etro’s Spring 2010 Collection
Oh how I love Milano! It is such an incredible city, the vibe is just incredible. Everywhere you look there are fashionable people walking around like living, breathing advertisements. For Spring 2011, Etro showcased its runway in a perfectly green environment, evoking those beautiful patterns that seem so natural to them. They reminded me of McQueen’s previous to last collection where all the colors of the rainbow came together.
The first look shows a perfectly tailored shirt. Look at the patterns perfectly matching the shorts. The shoes are classic but flow with the lines of the outfit. Just one comment: Transparencies are very hard to wear (I have a very close to perfect body and I do not even dare to try them), so you need to be very careful when choosing them.
Etro shows a stylish silhouette with thin pants and belts, combined with those beautiful patterns on shirts and pastels on blazers. The outfit tells a story of modern citizen of the world, making a statement: I am fashionable.
It is easier to wear transparencies underneath layers. In this case, a coat (reminiscent of the house of Burberry) is paired with these silk pants. Throughout the collection there are several pants in this material paired with sneakers. I love the look but it is always difficult to wear silk in the summer. I recommend them only for cooler days (you know what I mean).
Etro’s choice of colors for pants are not only in light shades, but also a darker olive (as seen below). This color in particular makes darker skin look amazing, so if you are pale-white my advice is a more colorful top.
However slick Etro can be, this house has its faux pas. The next look shows a tailored blazer with patterns and white pants. A t-shirt underneath. It screams “party napkin” to me. It is just hideous.
My favorite assembly consists of certain pieces: First, a classy jacket in two colors, layering a t-shirt in patterns and gorgeous earthy colors. The pants are also adorned by patterns on the sides, but the cut is amazing. It is so refreshing to forget tight jeans! And the bag speaks by itself: modern, stylish, cool (I must like this look very much, since I never use the word “cool”).
There are suits in darker colors, covering shirts that look like tree covers. I hate the colors and the looks, especially the belts (you can get those in Walmart for a dollar) but I love the cut on the tie. Why always end the ties in a pointy triangle?
I also like the biker wannabe look, You get the jacket and the shirt in dark colors and then the perfectly tailored pants. I would love to wear this on any spring getaway. Wouldn’t you?