Here are some more of our ‘Red Dresses’ to take your fancy…….
Here are some more of our ‘Red Dresses’ to take your fancy…….
Milan Fashion Week was light hearted and full of life, experimenting with print, introducing a sense of fun with collections like Moschino celebrating their 30th birthday and making a visual impact. Here are some of our favourites from the week…. Click here to shop our Italian brands.
Jil Sander stuck to her signature clean look, but even she could not help a splash of print and risqué cuts, revealing midriffs and low necklines. It was a fresh and simple collection, where pieces could easily be mix and matched to create a contemporary wardrobe for day to evening.
Moschino had fun, fun, fun with a sense of dressing up by being nostalgic and celebrating previous collections. This season reflected the tongue ‘n’ cheek mood of the brand and kept the monochrome theme with a flash of red. A combination of ladylike day dresses and corsets with chain detailing on hot pants epitomised the saint and sinner aesthetic of Moschino.
Antonio Marras SS14 was like a hand drawn picture book played out on models with beautiful illustrations appliquéd on to sheer silks, embroidered flowers on pencil skirts and cargo jackets, and pictorials of landscapes printed on shirts. It was striking with a black and off white palette, but softened with pale pinks and greens which provided a sense of elegance to a childlike demeanour.
Etro layered upon layer paisley and embraced what the brand does best… print! The silhouettes look liked they had been pieced together with scarves to create this slouchy, exotic traveller look. Majority of the collection was toned down with pastel shades but it did incorporate the occasional punch of reds and aquas for those who want to make a statement!
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To help give you inspiration with your transitional looks, here are some of our outfits to show how you can reinvent pieces in your wardrobe from summer, autumn and right through to winter…. Don’t forget to enter into our Facebook competition with you transitional styling pictures to be in with a chance to win a Mary Katrantzou clutch! Click the links below to shop the pieces and get creative……
(Left) 1. Helmut Lang Leather Jacket – 2. Linda Farrow Luxe Sunglasses – 3. Goti Gold Chain Necklace – 4. Alexander Wang Clutch (Right) 1. Ann Demeulemeester Double Breasted Coat – 2. Markus Lupfer Beanie Hat - 3. Dr Martens Boots – 4. J.W. Anderson Check Sweater
(Left) 1. Helmut Lang Waistcoat – 2. Mawi Drop Earrings – 3. Alexander McQueen Studded Skull Clutch – 4. Mary Katrantzou Printed Skirt (Right) 1. Drome Bi Colour Shearling Coat – 2. Sofie D’Hoore Sweater – 3. Dr Martens Lace Up Shoe - 4. Etro Jacquard Trousers
(Left) 1. Mawi Necklace – 2. Sofie D’Hoore Straight Leg Trousers – 3. Alexander Wang Embossed Leather Bag - 4. Alexander McQueen Leopard Print Slippers (Right) 1. Haider Ackermann Jacquard Blazer – 2. Vince Leather Leggings – 3. Sofie D’Hoore Shirt – 4. Ann Demeulemeester Silver Leather Boots
(Left) 1. J.W. Anderson Jacket – 2. Etro Paisley Scarf – 3. Candice Cooper Trainers – 4. T By Alexander Wang Striped T-Shirt (Right) 1. Carven Striped Sweater – 2. CA4LA Bear Hat – 3. Alexander Wang Bucket Bag – 4. Alexander Wang Wool Coat
We had the pleasure of having Barbara and Alessandra from Etro come and visit the team a couple of days ago for staff training. They talked about the brand and this season’s collection, to keep us fresh and up to date for when we are serving you guys! We thought we would show you a quick glimpse of what we got up too and a few facts about what we learnt:
Paisley and dramatic stripes were inspired from the Tibetan style.
Knitwear is oversized and voluminous this season
Even the plain simple clothing need accents of colour and prints which is displayed in linings and cuffs for example.
3 Main style packages for this season: a) Tibetan style b) Patchwork fabric (velvet & lurex silk) c) Paisley – paisley leaves mean ‘life’, to take care of one self
Sweater’s are key this AW13, especially those that are bright, printed and make a statement. With this in mind we have accumulated our selection of sweaters to bring a bit of live into your wardrobe for the darker winter days ahead. For inspiration click here for our Pinterest board or click here to shop the trend.
Have a read on Jacopo Etro, Creative Director of the Etro Home & Textiles Collections on discovering the passion for textiles & the significance of the paisley print.
“Textile culture, just like in our continuing research, are always the starting point for our creations. Etro was born as a textiles company in 1968, but the passion for fabrics and the story that they tell is always at the forefront of the business. This dates back to my grandfather, who owned a textile company back in the forties.
My father, Gimmo Etro, has always travelled regularly for work, but also for his love of culture: these are essential components because fabrics tell a story of culture and anthropology.
The Paisley, an ancient symbol rich in meaning that was born in Mesopotamia, has become a real passion. Our archive includes antique shawls and cashmeres ranging from eighteenth century India, France and England, as well as vast historical archives home furnishing fabrics, exotic textiles, Italian prints and books from Africa, Asia and South America. We have collected inspirational fabric swatches from all over the world, building up a solid library that truly reflects our style, due to the fact that we have all contributed to the collection. When we begin to work on a new collection we start by looking through our archives, from volumes that form the basis of our design references, the true heart of Paisley. Ideas begin to spark immediately. Sometimes a pattern, together with particular colours, which to others seems relatively unremarkable becomes something extraordinary for us. Sometimes inspirations come from contemporary art combined with old, classic patterns: a mix which reveals some interesting combinations.Everything is in the archive: yet it is up to us to interpret its messages in a completely contemporary, more creative way.” Etro Official Website
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Check out what Feather’s has selected as the top 10 pieces that you can buy online & in store this week….. Click the links below to either shop the product or by brand!
If you do not own a gingham shirt, you should! Believe it or not it is a versatile piece for any woman’s wardrobe. It can liven up your everyday work wear, great with a pair of boyfriend jeans for a casual weekend look or is the perfect alternative to a cardigan or jacket because you can tie it up or leave it open over pretty much anything….. here are some looks to give you some inspiration!
Check out our selection of Etro Gingham Shirts to get the look….. click here!
To give you an early summer feeling we thought we would share with you pictures of the SS13 Etro Advertising Campaign and a behind the scenes video of the catwalk show. Renowned for their floral and paisley prints, Etro breathes a sense of exoticism into everyone’s wardrobe. It is now in store and will be online very soon….