Etro latest 2011 menswear collection is based on furry Friesian-patterned shoes as a complement, and indeed a bovine aspect to the whole collection in Milan Fashion Week.
Etro took a folksy, Bavarian-flavored turn for fall/winter 2011, jumbling together patterned shirts and cardigans in Seventies tones with Tyrolean-esque jackets and structured suits in country tweeds. Also in the mix were satin smoking jackets, quilted and paisley pants and sporty coats in cream wool. The overall look was pretty trippy, down to hairy shoes clothed in cowhide.
The lifeblood of the Etro business is the pattern we call paisley t originated in India here Hindus worship the cow. Bingo! But however tortuous his logic, Kean did have a point, in the sense that the cow has been the literal lifeblood of the human community for thousands of years.
There were furry Friesian-patterned shoes as a complement, and indeed a bovine aspect to the whole collection, evidenced mostly in the brown shades that dominated he got very stunning response when showcased Pre-Fall 2011 Collection.
These details appeared on clothes cut from the kind of traditional fabrics that would have dressed climbers in a more gentlemanly era. They also underscored the fairy-tale quality that makes Etro a fashion story that is enduringly, appealingly out of time while the Etro Spring/Summer 2011 Collection was also very great.