Runway Report: Etro Fall 2017

Veronica Etro presented a travel-spirited collection for the Fall Winter 2017 season. “I tried to do something joyful, full of collision and color explosion. It’s a festival of the world, not set really in one place – it is an imagined place.” An intrepid group of adventurous, strong-minded women walked the collection with a nomadic, East Asian spirit that complimented the consistent bohemian aesthetic of Etro.

A giant, vibrant kaleidoscope greeted guests upon their initial entry. The show was featured on a rainbow-edged carpet below arcs exploding with 3,000 bohemian flags confirming the house’s heritage with strong, celebratory command.

The collection was representative of the mountains in Bhutan, the Himalayas. Exotic mixed prints were pieced together in silk.The paisley prints seemed toned down in their manner, whilst equally present in their nature. Central Asian padded jackets and European quilted puffers walked the collection in an emphasis on seasonal outerwear. Brocades and rich, pigmented palettes —- Messages reading, The Earth has its music for those who will listen, were written on patches, calculated in placement.

Pleated silk caftan dresses offered dimension and movement. The collection was rooted in the Seventies with shaggy knits, paisley and studded shirts. A shearling bomber was entirely patched with varying prints and fabrics, intertwining decorative silk, metallic threads and leopard print. Kimono-influenced jackets were effectively luxurious in a bohemian manner. Himalayan textural fabrics and suede were utilized into seasonal footwear, lined in shearling with silk ribbon ties. A postman’s bag was reinvented in jacquard with velvet lacing, whilst embroidered carpet bags were reimagined in messenger versions.

Etro’s Fall Winter 2017 collection in its entirety was an interpretational, visual marvel of exploration as new meaning was given to Etro’s #PaisleyTribe.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione