- Text Cristian Burbano
- 18th January 2021
Sun after storm
For FW21, Etro’s menswear creative director Kean Etro ambitiously looked skywards for some sunshine after the storm. The storm being the current pandemic, of course, which has been at the forefront of designer’s work the past two seasons.
“The boundaries between daywear and eveningwear blur,” read the press release, pointing towards our new lifestyle shifts. “Function and aesthetics blend. After the long days of confinement, it is time to take the street with a fierce, bold attitude.” New year, new guarantee for Etro to provide an uplifting collection that seamlessly merges sharp, Italian tailoring with a relaxed comfort.
Across a live-streamed show transmitted from a vast industrial space in Milan, the house’s signature paisley print dominated the collection as classic overcoats, suiting and luxe knitwear cast in black and camel unbuttoned its collar and evolved into vibrant full-print tracksuits, logo hoodies and some always-welcome leopard print. Further pulling at the line between business and play, elegant brogues met patchwork sneakers while and blazers with cadet details found themselves paired with sporty colour-block anoraks. Here’s a collection preparing us for a brighter future – the sun begins to shine, with a small chance of drizzle.