The Italian brand to the world of interiors for the Etro Fall 2015 collection this season with outfits that blended printed fabrics with lush woven textiles in tapestry and upholstery motifs.
Veronica Etro said she worked the prints like puzzles in monochrome patchworks, opting for a Seventies-era palette of camel, coffee, tobacco and leather. “Because it’s earthy, it creates this sense of groundedness, rootedness,” she explained. “It’s something safe.”
Outerwear was a bricolage of mohair, embroideries, and jacquards or suede, leather, and exotic skins. “It’s about a controlled maximalism,” the designer said, “where the shapes are tailored even if the materials are a bit crazy.” To counteract the profusion of patterns, Etro kept the shapes lean and clean, with robe coats in blanket-soft double-faced wools, matching tunics and pants, and silk skirts with patterns spliced into the pleats. The patchwork theme of the was rendered in a dizzying array of textures, from leather and suede on a pair of cropped pants to rich jacquard panels on a coat. Not to mention velvet, paisley, houndstooth, stripes and tie silks.