Essential: Etro Spring/Summer Collection

RODEO DRIVE. Lured by the South, Etro extracts the Mexican bravado culture peppered with Western references for its spring/summer collection.

It borrows the riding tradition of the Charreria, a form of Mexican rodeo, where men in intricate garbs perform intrepid actions. This style gusto materializes in details such as patchwork techniques, leather tooling and bright colors, which altogether make a polished collection from the said tradition.

There are selections of ties in quirky patterns you cannot find elsewhere, and leather belts treated with the intarsia technique and carrying symbolic buckles, as well as handkerchief-like shirts. Paisley, being the house’s signature, insistently persists, and this time it appears in neutral variables, to boot.