Etro celebrates its 50 years with an extravagant presentation in Palazzo del Ghiaccio part of Men’s Fashion Week in Milan; the unique collection takes us on a deep journey into the personal life of the Etro Man.
The Dandy Detour themed installation invites us into the home of a wise and curious man, who represents an intellectual yet bold character. The Fall 2018 collection features an intense focus on tapestry materials and hand-craftsmanship methods of super-rich textiles, where Navajo weaving, Persian and Celtic fabrics are reimagined on wool coats, parkas and bomber jackets.
We witness a strong use of jacquard on colourful wool blazers and long coats; plus luxurious velvet and corduroy thick trousers came in various bright shades. Of course the collection was scattered with the brand’s signature paisley print, which appeared on industrial-inspired coats, and embroidered in acid orange on a velvet bomber and camel-coloured leather jackets.
The vibrant collection also displayed a wide-range of colours, from deep blues, to regal purples, popping pinks and royal greens. Silhouettes are exaggerated, with high-waist wide legged wool trousers and considerable over-sized pleats.
Giving a strong nod to the ‘70s, shirt collars appear in long tips and floor-length cardigans came in rich wool, elaborated with refined jacquard designs and looping swirls of leather. This season’s footwear included leather work boots, corduroy loafers and calf skin desert boots decorated with wide buckles.
Explore Etro’s Dandy Detour Fall 2018 collection in the gallery above.