Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
The screens that surrounded Versace’s circular runway played scenes of melting ice caps falling into the ocean, while Prince was heard overhead encouraging the models to “do your dance.” With a conflicting signal on what global warming must mean to Donetella Versace, it soon became clearer when a group of winter whites warmly moved around the runway. Some of the ivory knits had icy pipings of silver matched with a complimentary pant. Another group had hues of a frigid ocean with a kind of grey/blue only seen in the coldest parts of the earth. This made for really luminous leathers and mohair wools. One cropped moto jacket had a really smart detail of overlapping lapels and an overall washed look, making it perfect for fall’s overall message of authenticity. The ultra-sophisticated use of black with inky blue made for a refreshing change in pace. And as always, the show closed with a plethora of what we have come to expect from Versace: over-the-top formal looks with a heavy use of fur trim.
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