There was a time when 80% of an Etro’s womenswear show would have seen the runway caressed by long-hemmed, richly patterned dresses in velvet, mousseline, and chiffon. Here, Look 37 and 39 notwithstanding, Veronica seized on the Jenga collapse of dress codes to rebuild her show architecture afresh. 

Etro is usually a house you can bank on for at least one pair of flares The “daywear” (if that’s a thing anymore) silhouettes were more contemporary thanks to wide-legged, cinched-waist pants in washed chambray-blue and print. One rule unlikely ever to change at Etro is its appreciation of pattern. Ballet-inspired patchworks and intarsias plus the house-standard paisley played out on robe coats and chiffon vests; tiger and leopard print roared occasional solos; and some closing blazers duetted with those two long-hemmed dresses via a haze of fringing in clusters of black and purple

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