fashion takes flight


Etro Winter 2012 Milan - AFP- photo by Olivier Morin

New flight patterns for the fashion’s future are underway. During Milan’s 2012 Fall Fashion Week, designer Kean Etro’s collection featured for the show a giant Icarus as a backdrop, feathers took front stage. Etro’s designs adopted a demure palette of marmalade, ash grey, powder blue, burgundy, navy and inky black; feathers replaced buttons on the back of tail coats and adorned the tops of shoes.

 As the waxen rigors of formal dress soften, we inevitably discover the beauty of new perspectives and unconventional artistry.

Text by Beth Lauck.