The Etro family are serious foodies. Anyone who has ever gone to one of the company's catwalk shows can attest to the copious amounts of food graciously proffered up both to guests and backstage staff.
This season designer Kean Etro upped the cookery anti by putting it on the catwalk. Transferring the fixings of a fabulous Italian meal onto his spring/summer 2015 menswear show via some vibrant prints (even for Etro) covered in seafood, a kaleidoscope of pastas, and even a few serving plates.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Before the sartorial smorgasbord appeared, the collection struggled to find a common thread. There was nothing out of place in the beautiful easy cut suits, the colorful citrus hued separates or the cuddly casual luxe activewear. It's just that they didn't hang together as a cohesive concept.
The gingham Italian table cloth inspired suits brought the aliment idea to a slow simmer. And then, all of the sudden, there was an abundance of ripe and bright, almost eatable print pieces.
The audience left feeling more stuffed then satiated with this collection. But once again were won over by Etro's limitless positivity. Especially when he took his bow alongside his son, who was one of the models walking the catwalk.