About

the designers

"Etro" is synonymous of style. It is a lifestyle based upon quality and sophistication, not only in terms of design, but also regarding materials and production techniques. This universe of elegance derives from Gimmo Etro's innate passion for travel and history, which has now become the leitmotif of all the lines of the fashion maison.

The history of Etro began in 1968 when Gimmo Etro started his entrepreneurial adventure as a material converter for clothing, giving life to a production of luxury fabrics made with noble and natural fibres such as cashmere, silk, linen and cotton, adorned with original designs and innovative colourings.

In the beginning, his company produced superb fabrics made of fine original fibers, decorated with elegant designs and dyed in chic colors.

The Paisley motif first appeared in the Etro collections back in 1981. It was not only a masterpiece of the production, but it also became a symbol of the Etro brand, and would remain so for years to come.

The fashion fabrics line was soon joined by the men's and women's accessory collections that always expressed ideas through fine materials and original decorations.

The next step was a new leather goods line. The paisley jacquard fabric treated with a special plasticization technique became a status symbol of the chic Eighties.

The home and the accessories that make it an elegant ambiance were the next objectives in Etro's creative and production development. The home accessories line dressed homes with incomparable, striking style.

The Nineties marked Etro's debut in the pret-a-porter fashion world. Style and research focused on men's and women's collections, revealing extraordinary craftsmanship combined with an original, creative choice in materials and tailoring solutions. The "New Tradition" was born, and would become one of the strongest, most unique concepts of the Etro brand.

The Look

Dazzlingly printed separates constructed with lustrous fabrics and cast in offbeat color combinations.

Who Wears It

Amanda Hearst, Elizabeth Kieselstein-Cord, Rocco di Spirito

Perfumes

1988 Etro Heliotrope (W)
1989 Etro Ambra (U)
1989 Etro Gomma (U)
1989 Etro Lemon Sorbet (U)
1989 Etro Royal Pavilion (U)
1989 Etro Sandolo (U)
1989 Etro Vetiver (U)
1989 Etro Magot (W)
1989 Etro Palais Jamais (W)
1989 Etro Vicolo Fiori (W)
1994 Etro Messe de Minuit (U)
1997 Etro Shaal Nur (U)
1998 Etro Patchouly (W)
1999 Etro Etra (U)
2001 Benetroesser Raving (W)
2001 Benetroesser Relent (W)
2001 Benetroesser Resort (W)
2002 Etro New Tradition (W)
2003 Magot (W)
2004 Anice (W)
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