ETRO presents “radical”, a collection infused with the roots of the house
The origin of radical, in fact, isn’t at all radical. Borrowed from Late Latin radicalis, it means root.
Marco De Vincenzo reviewed the roots of Etro by playing with fabric and print: tartans, cravatteria motifs and, of course, paisley. All of it comes back today, framed by a new sense of precision, by a psychedelic proclivity for sharp cuts and the rhythm of patterns.
Things come together instinctively, as long billowy dresses are paired with droopy, chunky knits, and androgynous trousers and vests are mingled with silk blouses. Tailoring is tall and precise, in opulent fabrications. Necktie motifs swarm on enveloping coats with contrast prints on the inside. Denim pants peek a boo, hinting, indeed, at a radical look. Etro being a whole world, elements of home furnishing are borrowed, with blankets wrapped on light dresses. Fringes dance along the hem of chunky polos and scarves, while applique gives argyle knit a three-dimensional charm.
Accessories are just as radical: the Aladdin clogs become boots, while polished Mary Janes have thick heels and a platform. Oversized laser-cut totes provide a domestic feel; the new Saturno bucket is appropriately and positively moody.
Radical as a way to confront who one was to define what one will be.