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If a Rodeo cowboy and a Mariachi musician merged their wardrobes together the result would probably resemble Etro’s spring/summer 2014 collection. Kean Etro turned to the Mexican riding tradition of Charreria for inspiration this season, and the line is brimming with Aztec-inspired embroidery, sun-drenched colors, and chap-like trousers.
Highlights include the canvas trench coats and cotton seersucker suits paired with an abundance of cowboy shirts in dusty prints that retain a touch of Etro’s trademark paisley. But the color palette isn’t entirely made up of neutrals, with bursts of corn yellows, sharp tangerines, and bubblegum blues dotted throughout the collection.
No cowboy is equipped without his leathers, and there were plenty making an appearance on the runway. Etro took advantage of leather tooling informed by traditional saddlery techniques across the clothing and accessories, and laser-cut leather embroidery created rugged lattice detailing on sleek pants and jackets.
Accessories were a major player at the show, as models donned handmade sombreros, draped crisp linen scarves across themselves, and topped it all off with striking horseshoe belt buckles.
In all, the collection was a flamboyant one, full of patchwork detailing, ranger jackets and unforgettable paisley-embossed guitar cases that made you want to drop everything and head south west.