Who has the Etro Man become this season?
He has still kept a raw, almost animal, quality this spring, although the silhouette is more streamlined and tailored. Each piece that he chooses takes traditional features and places them within an unconventional context – he thrives on contrast and the element of the unexpected.
How have you incorporated the Mexican inspiration within the collection?
The Mexican Charreria creates a sort of southern patchwork, through a mix of contemporary Etro fabrics and tailoring, as well as the key lifestyle concepts behind each design. Details are key, from bright accent colours and the dulcit tones of Carlos Santana to the metallic finishings and closures – each element is essential. Of course, world travels always play their part in our collections, this time with English suiting and Aztec prints.
Tell us more about the prints that you have chosen to use.
Prints have taken on an Arte Naif flavour, seemingly hand painted or illustrated with a soft pencil. This spring, the classic cashmere prints evolve with monochromatic shades, reminding us of a faraway mirage in tonal hues and minimalistic forms.