MFW: Versace- an intoxicating mash of colour, print and powerful silhouettes


Versace, MFW

How could Donatella top last season’s celebratory retrospective? It would appear, easily; the overt sexiness, colour and print that is intrinsic to the Versace brand were powerful and intoxicating.



Versace AW18


The show opened with a strong silhouette, a slick burgundy trench with wide lapels, cinched tightly at the waist by a monogrammed Versace belt, followed by a camel coat, fabulously broad at the shoulders and dichotomously worn with a pristine silk shirt.

Vibrant colour snapped in tartans dissected and reworked into flirtatious thigh-grazing pleated skirts while the head-to-toe dressing came in re-imagined prints from heads wrapped in scarves to socks and printed tights. The mix continued in breathtaking outfits – denim shirts tucked into skirts and draped tulip-shaped skirts and dresses, worn with corsets tightly wrapped around logo emblazoned tee shirts.

The message of inclusivity found a voice here with Donatella sending out 3 dramatic silhouettes each with heads wrapped in scarves – Lizzy Bowring


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