Lost in the Dunes (Versace)

Milan…Designer Alexandre Plokhov gave show attendees a spectacular collection inspired by a French Legionnaire who gets lost amongst the sand dunes and joins with a local tribe. What comes next is a fascinating fusion of classic uniforms with elements of indigenous exotica. Tailored jackets were layered over elongated djellabas while sleeveless gauzy officer’s shirts were as light as the blowing sand. Many of the double-breasted jackets featured frog closures, injecting that element of the grandeur for which Versace has always been known. Prints on knits resembled desert creatures like reptiles and turtles. An interesting leather piece had a textured “cracked dirt” aspect. As far as the outerwear presented, sheer anoraks resembled a snake’s long-forgotten skin that had been shed. If being lost in the desert is this chic, we’re booking our tickets tomorrow!


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