The presentation of next summer’s Etro collection was a preamble ahead of this September’s show, which will celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary and pay homage to the children of the psychedelic ’60s and their spiritual journey towards India. Drawing inspiration from the textile background of his grandfather, who spent a long time in Madras alongside local weavers, Kean Etro reproduced those same informal yet finely-made fabrics for light blazers with Paisley motifs or Madras checks and matching slim fit trousers. Hand-dyed military-style jackets featured embroidery of sacred mandalas and floral motifs, further embellished with beads and metallic detailing, or else collage appliqués, worn with comfortably informal trousers. The colours were all warm orange and coral alongside earthy tones such as brown, green and bronze to emphasise the prints.