The Versace collection came as a whirlwind of colors and army-inspired touches on Friday evening. The collection presented relaxed looks alongside with the classic form-fitted micro-short embroidered dresses that can transform anyone into the queen of the night. What inspired Donatella in her golden epaulets and the lines of metallic frogging on the asymmetrical dresses was her brother Gianni's custom of collecting vintage military uniforms and medals. On the other hand, the more relaxed looks were still recognizably sensual, due to the light fabrics and the way the garments seemed to float with every step. In creating these looks, the designer wanted "something less fitted, more sensual and linear. And I found that through bias-cutting."
The accessories were standing out on their own, from the intricate suede stiletto boots in bright colors paired with matching elaborately designed bags up to the heavy necklaces and golden cuffs with the logo of the House printed on them. Among my favorite looks are the fabulous red fur coat in the opening photo, the asymmetric red dress, the teal and red dress with cutout in the front, the black and blue fur coat, the black mini-skirt pared with a black blouse with golden epaulets, the belted red coat with leather sleeves, the fitted black dresses and of course the embroidered mini-skirts towards the end of the show. Here is my selection of the best looks on the runway (yes, editing was difficult!):
The accessories were very beautifully crafted:
I think that in the past few seasons this was one of Versace's collections that I was most enchanted by. I really loved the color combinations and the accessories and I think that this crazy bright red of theirs is going to be my go-to color next autumn, it's simply breathtaking! What did you think of this collection? Any favorites?
Photos: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com