Jul 04, 2017 | By Lizzy Bowring
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Milan: Donatella Vesace presented a clean, sharp and bold outing for Pre-fall – “I love this look that is both simple and complex, with neat silhouettes that are full of luxurious Versace details” stated the designer on the press release. It was a new direction for the house where masculinity and sporty references mingled together. The results were convincing, polished and sexy. Houndstooth checks – the main motif throughout the collection – were blown-up to abstract dimensions, mixed with animal prints and geometric shapes, appearing on playful dresses, coats, knits, lean trousers and A-line skirts. Sporty knits were colour-blocked and cut close to the body giving a modern ‘modish’ vibe. Versace’s signature cocktail dresses played with asymmetry, with slashes held by metal or Swarovski crystal staple-like embellishments. A gleaming classic Versace look with a sleek, fresh spirit. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: Sporty, masculine, sexy and sleek
Key Items: Fur-lined utility parka / Intarsia knits / Asymmetric cocktail dresses / Blocked intarsia knits / A-line skirts / Biker jackets / Bonded leather sweatshirts
Color: Black / Fire red / Cobalt blue / Pink
Materials + Trim: Suede / Leather / Mink fur / Astrakhan / Mongolian fur / Techno fabrics / Silk / Swarovski crystal staples / Zips
Print + Pattern: Houndstooth / Graphic blocking / Animal print
Accessories + Footwear: Graphic high-heeled shoes / Houndstooth Palazzo bag / Metal staple necklaces / Clutches
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