Etro RTW Fall 2022 – WWD
Turn up the volume for Etro’s remix!
A groovy spectacle and a mix of 80s and 90s musical hits framed the lively collection Veronica Etro presented for fall, which took the brand’s codes, broke them and revamped them to serve up a fresh mix rich in cozy textures and vibrant patterns.
In her quest to reinterpret the house’s heritage, the creative director zoomed in on cashmere, which she exploded in large to maxi proportions – to the point that it almost evoked an animal motif in a beautiful skin jacket the eldest ; she vivisected archival drawings to create new patterns with their parts – such as a botanical theme reproduced in a series of light dresses – and rendered tapestry textures in monochromatic versions.
These were mixed in different combinations, while the designer maintained the laid-back attitude by articulating the collection heavily on knitwear. Favoring elongated silhouettes, Etro paraded the catwalk in crochet dresses with cutouts and long skirts with fringed edges, as well as a colorful patchwork look in deadstock fabric.
The tactile feel added to the artful vibe and was also seen in the braided details and sequin embellishments. Cue a sequin crochet tank top and pants that stole the show.
The artisanal spirit also influenced accessories, encompassing hammered jewelry in the shape of the Pegasus logo and bags with hand-tied fringe.
Etro has also filtered her vision through tailoring – charming when rendered in burgundy or peacock blue velvet suits – as well as dressier options, such as jersey dresses covered in shiny metallic plates.
This all showed the brand’s versatility, proving that there are different booming beats to its fashions.