Runway Report: Etro SS18

Etro joined forces this season, introducing the Spring Summer 2018 menswear collection alongside the womenswear collection, furthermore the bond between brother and sister, specifically referencing Kean and Veronica Etro. The show marked the 50th anniversary of the house.

The collection was quite fluid in a sense of brother and sister borrowing from one another. Womenswear looks featured embroidered jacquard jackets, while jeweled velvet robes and silk printed waistcoats walked the menswear collection.

A return to founder, Gerolamo Etro’s India trips, Spring Summer 2018 presented itself articulately referencing the past. Etro’s paisley DNA was not to be lost throughout the collection, as it was featured heavily, in its delicacy, livened with sparkling appliqués and lamé textures. Sherwani-cut robes and sari necklines offered a Middle Eastern motif.

In speaking to the collection palette, nearly colorless looks with hints of metallic walked the runway initially before giving birth to an eruption of rich color, including acid yellow and emerald green. The silhouettes while featuring the expectedly deconstructed, also included a number of structured forms defined by masculine tailoring.

In its entirety, Etro’s Spring Summer 2018 collection was transformative, cultural and saturated with a mergence of identities – one between brother and sister.

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