At the Santa Fe Street Fashion Week show (was it JUST 2 weeks ago! said an incredulous but well-dressed Amy McFly) I managed to fall in sartorial love right there on stage. Or, rather, fall back into love coma #9 watching the chic pattern party that is Etro come down the runway, sold exclusively at Santa Fe Dry Goods http://santafedrygoods.com
I’m not exactly known for patterns myself…but this brand gave the “made in Italy” its street cred, and had me from our first chance meeting on a NYC street back in the day. Luxe out of the gate, they’ve always embraced the difficult work of making patterns come off as both unstudied and fun–a task with a plus-10 degree of difficulty.
The Etro brand continues to re-invent, making it easy for the rest of us to incorporate instant statement pieces into our wardrobes. The textile culture of Etro is teamed with ongoing experimentation; no scardy cats here. Each creation carries echoes of the past while it embraces our time with luxurious drape, elegance and style…
The head scarf is a look that can go so horribly wrong, EXCEPT when the patterns work in such perfect unison that the logic is undeniable. When we put this on the model during fittings, the room fell silent except for one un-named whisperer who muttered, “how come she gets to wear that?” Now, now…we’re all friends here, darlings.
It all works for us gurls in Santa Fe, and big love to Shobhan Porter and her team at Santa Fe Dry Goods for making us look so good. Again.
Don’t forget, all eyewear by Ojo Optique http://ojooptique.com, dear reader…sigh!