Etro Tones Down ‘Bohemian Chic’ in Fall Winter 2021 Collection

From quilted patchwork and paisley prints, to muted monochrome outfits and fabulous fringe

Out with the old, in with the new. Etro’s prior collections characteristically caressed the runway with billowing chiffon and mousseline but today the brand begins anew. As the boundaries blur between work, leisure and home, Creative Director Zona Tortona Veronica Etro re-evaluates the rules of dressing.

“If you see people going out, how they are making their outfits, I don’t think there are those old distinctions anymore. Between outdoor, indoor, leisure, business… between everything, actually. Which is a sort of freedom that is developing today,” said Etro.

Like many designers, the last few seasons have been an opportunity for reflection and re-invention. Although its appreciation for pattern remains, Etro’s FW21 showcasing – via Instagram – moves away from signature clashes and unveils a new marriage of prints and solids, particularly striking in a lineup of patched quilted garments including jumpsuits and hoodies.

It was none other than Jimi Hendrix’s riffs and Rudolf Nureyev’s pirouettes that inspired the rebellious attitudes of the Paisley prints played out across robe coats and chiffon vests, while leopard and tiger designs are loudly presented followed by an elegant fanfare of fringe.

Meanwhile, the Milan-based brand introduces some basics ranging from leggings and t-shirts, to bombers – items rarely spotted in an Etro display. No more flared pants, it seems they have moved on from 70s boho chic to a more contemporary cut, with the casual-wear silhouettes taking shape with wide-legged, cinched pants in an expansive yet tasteful color palette.

Watch the runway show below.


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