No one does pattern like Etro. No one does print, color and texture like Etro. And no one combines them more harmoniously than Etro. [With a mimosa in hand] I was thrilled to preview the Fall 2015 menswear and womenswear collections at Etro's lavish location at Buckhead Atlanta. There is an inherent richness and luxury to the Etro brand that is so prevalent in Fall 2015 which goes beyond the visual, welcoming the tactile. Visually, in both the men's and women's collections, there exists a vibrancy of color and pattern that through closer inspection, by holding the cloth in your hand, offers equal excitement, appreciation and luxury. The detailing is absolutely outstanding. There is a women's coat for example, with 100 pieces of hand-stitched patchwork and took about eighty hours to produce. The hand-painted velvets for men are exquisite. And the snakeskin women's boots are an absolute must-have!
Etro embraced their textile roots with Fall 2015. Their use of interior textiles, tapestries and carpet motifs was brilliant. The combination of these fabrics are strategic and masterful. Yes, there is a lot happening and Etro called it "controlled maximalism." I call it elegant and sophisticated.
The women's collection has a chic 70's vibe to it, but like their menswear, "retro" is always interpreted in a modern way. [Like the men's tweed jogger! I need it.] There are so many showstoppers. Many of the pieces at Etro Buckhead Atlanta are straight off the Milan runway. Etro is for the style-savvy fashionista or fashionado who loves to wear beautiful clothes. And shoes. And accessories.