July Summer Lookbook - Etro Paisley and Silk Brocade
Inspired by Asian silk brocade from India to China in lightweight silk, Etro's Spring 2009 runway show celebrated the shiny silk threads and lame style blazers, blouses, scarves worn as sash belts and dresses.
This easy-to-wear, smart-casual, comfortable resort style features Etro's signature paisley print designs in a contemporary style on silk, wide-leg pants.
For that ultimate jet-setter look, try varying shades of burnt orange blazers and long trench-style overcoat jackets with tan swimsuits, cargo skirts and strappy sandals.
Model Jessica Stam (extreme left) wears a Chinese-knot macramé style button-down silk jacket with a Mandarin collar in tonal champagne, pink and orange. She wears a silk scarf as a high-waisted wide belt to provide shape to her waist.
Style tip: Model Siri Tollerod (extreme right) wears an oversized silk blouse and wide-leg silk pants which are unflattering to any figure. Even a belt would not salvage this disaster.
A myriad of paisley print outfits in light peach that will enhance the glow of a tan.
Heavily embellished gemstone T-shirt dress and vest make a good companion to geometric tile-print blazers and maxi dresses.
Style tip: Add a dash of glam with a gold lamé silk blouse to your blazer and trousers ensemble just like Liu Wen (model on the top, centre)