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FANTASTIC FLASH
Milan: From the very first look presented at Donatella Versace’s F/W 12 men’s collection it was clear restraint was not in the designer’s handbook this season. Returning to her label’s roots, Versace was mad for pattern, color and embellishment, creating vivid hothouse floral prints, denim pierced with grommets and rings, quilted leather biker jackets, and camouflage patterned furs. The presentation swiftly ran through a number of archetypes, all done up in flashy Versace styling: the Wall Street player, the rough and tumble mechanic, the military officer, the rebellious biker. Despite the excess, a number of excellent pieces emerged, such as tonal brocade suit jackets and military greatcoats, versatile items worthy of a luxury investment.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Relaxed / Oversized

Color: Cobalt / Black / Cherry red / Canary yellow / Chambray / Neon green / Dove grey / Navy / Mint / Tan / White / Emerald / Caramel

Key Items: Ombré knit cardigans / Embellished denim vests / Leather bomber jackets / Slim turtlenecks / Loose trousers / Military greatcoats / Double breasted suiting / Silk pajamas / Patterned fur bomber jackets / Pieced leather pants

Materials: Denim / Knits / Wool / Leather / Brocade / Fur / Silk / Velvet / Netting

Print + Pattern: Stripes / Florals / Ombré / Colorful camouflage / Military insignia graphics

Details + Trim: Fur trim / Gold buttons / Zippers / Gold snaps / Flocking / Quilting / Crocodile embossing / Sequins

Accessories + Footwear: Chain necklaces / Leather cuff bracelets / Leather ankle boots / Angular sunglasses / Leather gloves / Lace-up oxford / Metal belt buckles / Embellished berets / Pendant necklaces / Brooches  / Aviator sunglasses / Fingerless knit gloves / Leather belts

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