Fashion X Houston
October 4, 2018
Etro is New Tradition, the sum of artisan know-how and creative experimentation.
The entrepreneurial venture began in 1968, when Gimmo Etro, the brand’s visionary founder, launched a production of highly prestigious fabrics using noble and natural fibres, which he embellished with original designs and innovative colour ways.
In 1981 the furnishing textiles line made its debut. The Paisley motif used to enrich the first collection was set to become the Etro mark of identity. The product range added another string to its bow in 1984 with leather goods and the bag and travel bag collection in Paisley jacquard fabric, which, thanks to its special resin finish,
was to become a symbol of pure elegance.
In 1986 Etro launched the home accessories and complements collection, thus consolidating the brand’s lifestyle concept. The creation of the Etro Perfumes division in the late 1980s was a natural consequence and today the collection extends to 27 exclusive fragrances and a dedicated boutique.
The 1990s saw the unveiling of the first men’s and women’s prêt-à-porter collections, their inventive and recherché style earning the label instant recognition. The materials, the workings and a special talent with prints are what make Etro unique and unrepeatable.