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3 October
Etro cosmic prairies: FW 2018/19
This fall Etro takes a journey to the land of the endless horizon.  For this collection, Veronica Etro found inspiration in the long shadows and dusty wide western colorscapes. Bold patterns are inspired by the intricate art deco tapestries, the enameled jewelry boxes and the color blocking of Italian postmodern architecture. This collection exists in a cosmic prairie dream world unlocked only by Etro wonder.  

Knitwear is the highlight of the season with masterfully crafted coats, capes, dresses and ponchos. The weight of suede and faux fur coats is broken up with panels of intarsia knit patterned wool. Chunky knits are flipped inside out on cropped jumpers to expose intricate stitching; jacquard stripes on fluid blanket coats are trimmed with suede fringe.

Patterns range from graphic checkerboard detailing to sweeping mirage-like landscapes. Traditional Etro paisley has been interpreted in multiple ways: ethnic with the chiné technique, bandana effect, manual in black and white or cosmic with stars. This iconic print is found throughout the collection, alongside wallpaper florals, stripes, fifties-style hearts and arrows and naïve patchworks. Art Deco montages with wide color surfaces are sourced from 1920s era carpets.

Colors are dusty and warm, inspired by prairie landscapes: sage green, chocolate, apricot, burnt orange, peacock, night blue.
Accessories find inspiration in arts and craft traditions. Fringed leather saddlebags with braided straps are decorated with needlepoint designs or patchwork velvet and felt. Colorfully embroidered belts are cinched with faux bone belt buckles. Jewelry is restrained but chunky: turquoise, coral and tiger’s eye stones are found on accessories and drop earrings set in molded silver. Heavy silver 1920s-era tank bracelets are designed to be piled up and palm-sized heart and arrows brooches are pinned to lapels.

The collection is already available at Etro boutique in GUM! You are welcome! 

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