Etro is an Italian fashion house founded in 1968. The label remains a family business, with the founder's children in executive positions with the company. Etro produces a menswear and womenswear line, in addition to accessories, fragrances, and other home products. The company is best known for its paisley patterned designs, which it began producing in 1981.
Over-the-knee boots have shaken up stereotypes throughout their history, most recently reshaping silhouettes with the latest celebrity-approved styling trick, lampshading. The boots might conjure associations as diverse as Puss in Boots and Beyoncé, but the elongated style has a vast (15th century, NBD) and interesting history.