Prints and embroideries inspired by the magical world of the circus are exhibited in the Etro Spring 2018 collection with animal-print details and bright inserts.
True to the Italian label’s wanderlust aesthetic, Veronica Etro celebrated her family’s 50th year in fashion with a luxurious ode to India and the paisley print that has become the house signature.
“This is the first season we have combined men’s and women’s, and for my brother Kean and me, it felt very natural. We borrowed things from each other – swapped brooches and scarves, paisleys and embroideries, played around with the clothes, thought about unisex elements such as the robe and the trench. Next year we celebrate 50 years. Etro was founded in 1968, a year of counterculture, a year of psychedelia, and we were thinking about the house paisley and everything it stands for. It can be very traditional, aristocratic, it can be very decorative and psychedelic, but it can also feel rebellious,” Veronica Etro said backstage before the show.
This season it’s about richly patterned and seductively skin-baring sari-shaped dresses are fresh for cocktail hour. And the separates prove there’s more to the Etro woman’s wardrobe than folkloric tunics and fabulous coats.
The exclusive rainbow collection, which creates a Bohemian chic, celebrates the power of colours and defines the wealth of Etro’s eclectic heritage. Eclecticism is distinguished by use of various materials and a combination of hues and even though it may seem that this creates a crazy disparity, the opposite is true.
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