- Photography Luca Massaro
- 16th January 2017
This season in Milan, Etro went alpine. The paisley-centric house showed its FW17 collection against a giant screen featuring psychedelic images of pink and blue mountain ranges, setting the scene for a futuristic take on ski-inspired clothing.
Trousers were bunched at the ankle like ski pants, and worn with a hybrid hiking boot trainer – not the first we’ve seen of these this Milan season. Working with rich palette of deep greens, bright reds and autumn yellows, prints featured mountains and woodland creatures and were cast across velvet blazers, bright bombers and relaxed sweaters. Layering was rife, with contrasting textures put together to create that ‘wrapping up for winter’ feeling. Slimline silhouettes, vivid tones of purple, blue and yellow and lighter fabrics kept things light, while Shibori-style Japanese tie-dye techniques felt earthy. Punctuated with windswept hair and cold-bitten cheeks, it had us hankering for a trip to the slopes.