May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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A GROUPIE IN GREECE
Milan: When Donatella Versace does rock and roll, you can be sure it will be short, tight and to the point. Unapologetically seductive and bold, the designer imagined a music groupie on a bohemian tour of Greece outfitted in this season’s revived must-have, the gladiator sandal boot, as well as the tiniest of miniskirts and tunic dresses. Cut from wrinkled silk edged with uneven lace panels or crumpled chiffon tie-dyes, many of these pieces had the lived-in signs of a raucous night out, while several looks were practically torn asunder by asymmetric lacing. Versace’s Athenian references came courtesy the gladiator footwear, studded leather harnesses, goddess gowns and a strangely executed nod to her brand’s iconography in the form of a floating Medusa head graphic. With a certain rough glamour, S/S 13 was an approachable wash-and-wear version of classic Versace luxury.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Cropped / Asymmetric / Body conscious / Skinny / Draped
Color: Black / Nude / Tangerine / Aqua / Buff / Patina green / Fuchsia / Olive / Gold / Dusty blue
Key Items: Mini tunic dresses / Lace shorts / Extreme miniskirts / Crop tops / Sliced camisole dresses / Leather blazers / Lace paneled trousers / Tie-dyed goddess dresses
Materials: Embroidered lace / Washed silk / Leather / Stretch twill / Satin
Print + Pattern: Stripes / Tie-dye / Cloud prints / Classical Medusa head graphics / Streaky brushtrokes
Details + Trim: Poet sleeves / Uneven hems / Cutouts / Wrinkle treatments / Lacing / Studs / Sequins / Beading / Draping / Asymmetry / Slits
Accessories + Footwear: Gladiator sandal boots / Low slung belts / Cross body bags / Fringed cuffs / Clutches / Cat eye sunglasses / Fringed chokers / Strappy sandals / Bib necklaces / Gold tinsel belts / Asymmetric harnesses
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