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January 18, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Images Courtesy of Etro
Milan, Italy – Kean Etro is back with a new collection that is rich in both texture and emotions. The new collection for Fall Winter 2017/18 sees the designer playing around with the many codes that have made the ETRO brand a worldwide recognized label among the top internationally known names in luxury fashion.
Etro is working this season with his fetish materials of choice: cashmere, knits, velvets, wool and silks. He expresses them on a backdrop of hues ranging from natural tones, prints and merry bursts of expected colors. The silhouettes are cut comfortably to be cosy and not confining. The shoulder details are wide and overlap the natural limits of the shoulders. The coats are long, fall below the knees while the trousers are loosely cut. The silhouettes are made more compelling by the insistence of infusing the outerwear with hints of Japanese influences. This is more obvious in the coats and particularly in the cut of the lapels. This latter is typically associated to aspects of the traditional Japanese garment.
In the end Kean Etro leaves us with a collection that is well researched in its desire to inject new details into his work. And the house of Etro has found a marvellous way to create results that are desirable and that fit naturally into the style of the Etro Man. The emotion is felt strongly in observing the collection as a whole and through the single pieces in it.