• Etro, Thomas Tait Host Parties as Frieze Opens in London

Etro, Thomas Tait Host Parties as Frieze Opens in London

FOR REEL: Frieze Art Fair festivities have started a week earlier this year — due to the timing of the Jewish holidays — with Etro, Thomas Tait and Lucas Nascimento warming up the art crowds with a variety of events on Wednesday night. For the fourth edition of Etro’s series of artists’ collaborations, Jacopo Etro said he had his heart set upon working with a Scottish artist. “Etro is based a lot on textiles, but specifically the paisley design and, of course, Paisley is a town in Scotland where cashmere shawls were woven in the 19th century,” said Etro, head of the brand’s accessories, home and textiles division. “So it just made sense to me to work with a Scottish artist — ideally one who has some knowledge of paisley and who feels it’s part of their heritage.” The Glasgow-based painter Victoria Morton was his first choice, and she’s worked with the Italian house on a collaboration of scarves and a clutch, which are available at the Italian brand’s Bond Street store, alongside a selection of her paintings. Etro said he was drawn to Morton’s work because of her use of color and by the way in which she works with pattern. “They grow on you;

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