“Androgyny is perfection, but I was also thinking about bio-diversity, the multicultural and the multi-ethnic,” said Kean Etro, who aimed to marry feminine fabrics with masculine cuts and shapes.
The season so far has been all about fluid, airy fabrics and lots of volume, but Etro relied on elaborate jacquard patterns, iridescence, and slim silhouettes in a rainbow of colors. There were narrow trousers and knee-length jackets in robin’s egg blue, dusty rose or ochre. Others suits came with the brand’s signature paisley intertwined with tiny dots or tribal patterns while abstract organic shapes — such as feathers or diamonds — danced across jackets and trousers with a subtle surface shine.
Shirts were among the highlights, and glistened like the scales of exotic fish, with iridescent threads and touches of lame or metallic squares for Etro’s proud-as-a-peacock male.