En route to adventure
For Spring 2017, Etro gathers a gang of eclectic travellers, a group of free-wheeling, soulful women who dauntlessly explore the most adventurous corners of the world. Fiercely independent with layers of technicolour eccentricity and relaxed sportswear, they are as comfortable in a scorching stretch of the Sahara desert as they are trekking through an urban metropolis.
The collection pays tribute to Etro’s own heritage, embodying its own tradition and that of different cultures through tribal embroideries and ethnic patterns. Etro’s classic paisley print is given a psychedelic twist in blown up, acid colours. Bold stripes cut into the traditional paisley, creating a strong, sporty graphic and re-setting a modernist mood. The revival of the kaftan, cut either maxi short or in maxi long versions, provides the collection with its bohemian heart.
Berber-style capes with hoods and metal clasps add to the wanderlust mood, while motorcycle pants, jacquard patchwork running shorts, stretch wool jog bras, and silk jumpsuits worn rolled down and tied at the waist, give the collection its sporty-service bent.