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Etro Womenswear A/W11

Veronica Etro mixes up past references with the fashion house's signature prints and eclectic textures

Over the years, mixing references, textures and prints have somehow become Etro’s signature. We’ve seen that approach at a few runways this week, but realising it’s one of the biggest trends for winter makes Veronica Etro’s proposal even more relevant. And yes, there were plenty of textures in the show, ranging from heavy tartans to battered leathers, with shaggy furs and gold lame thrown in the mix too. But despite the clashing patterns and sumptuous layering, Etro managed to make it look effortless to a tee.

Cityscapes were emblazoned on panelled bodycon dresses and silk blouses, which were paired with structured coats and flared trousers. Tartan – another strong trend that emerged this season – was juxtaposed with metallic leather in a coat or with graphic lacing on a knee-skimming skirt. Oriental motifs also reverberated throughout the show, with high necks appearing alongside wool shawls asymmetrically draped across the body. Liquid silk dresses that were so shiny, it felt like they reflected the light, brought the show to a mesmerising finale.

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