Cachemires, La création française 1800 – 1880 is the latest book from Monique Lévi-Strauss, published by editor La Martinière, that was recently presented at the Saint Germain Etro boutique in Paris. A number of intricate scarves - taken from the Etro private collection - were creatively displayed to mark the occasion, detailing the importance of a collaboration rich in collector’s items and historical research dating back as far as the 19th century.
Attention to detail is at the heart of Monique Lévi-Strauss’ work, as she presents a collection of images that tell the story behind the infamous Paisley motif. The Etro family made certain important pieces available specifically for the book, some of which were photographed by Massimo Listri, which helped to make this publication possible.
These elaborate and rare 19th century scarves are a constant source of inspiration when creating the latest Etro products.
Whilst the designers focus on new iconic styles for each season, a number of selected pieces are recreated in vibrant colourways, breathing life in to traditional styles – playing with the balance between the past and the future, ever searching for the New Tradition that has always been a fundamental foundation for Etro.