(by Gioia Giudici) (ANSA) – MILAN, JAN 15 – A jacquard velvet blanket, which Marco de Vincenzo loved as a child, is the link between the world of the designer and that of Etro, for which the designer signs the first men’s collection as creative director. “This collection – explains de Vincenzo himself – was born from a blanket, a piece of my life that I brought into the history of Etro, because this blanket became the coat that opens the show”, in a set set up with all the laughs and rolls of fabric arrived directly from the archives of the maison.
Seeing everything for the first time, de Vincenzo moved through the archives with the passion of one who remains enchanted by the stories behind each single roll: “Mr. Etro – he recalls – told me that he had invented tartan fabrics”, and he in this collection he has brought out precisely those, with long kilts to be combined with a jacket and trousers or to be worn as a skirt and that’s it, with Dutch-style upturned clogs, but with golden studs. Because in this collection “there is a continuous exchange – the designer explains – between domestic, comfortable and eccentric: it’s like taking the house outside”. Like, for example, with overalls, caftans or shopping bags that look like blanket holders.
Or in the fabrics: gobelin for the home is magnified in black and white on the coat, home design velvets become jackets, optical ones are used for dresses, paisley is transformed into a geometric jacquard version on sweaters or like a wave on woolen or silk overalls. (HANDLE).
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