May 26, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Versus/Versace
Paris, France – While the Cannes Film Festival raged on, Versace was busy in London making headlines of its own.
In a surprising manner, the eternal fashion house premiered its first Versus collection designed by new artistic director, Anthony Vacarello. The show was streamed lived and the collection is already available for sale.
Vacarello’s work for both the men and women’s collections revolves around asymmetry and an energetic attitude. They each have military cuts that are highlighted by graffiti prints, printed denims, bandana prints, buckles, knits and tartan. The irrepressible lion’s head emblem is a constant leitmotif in the collection. It is found for example a men’s black bomber jacket, a black strapless mini dress and also forms separate prints.
On his first collections for the house, Vacarello stated, “I wanted this collection to set the blueprint for Versus Versace. It is young, radical, respectful of heritage and pushing forwards into the future.”
Donatella Versace, chief designer at the house of Versace, went on to comment, “I am so proud of Anthony. His first collection as creative director of Versus Versace is incredible, both revolutionary and the true essence of the house.”
The asymmetric cuts are complimented by the military cuts and details such as the epaulettes. Again the lion’s head reappears as a leitmotif in the buttons.
The new Fall Winter 2015/16 men’s and women’s Versus collections are available for online purchase now at www.versusversace.com.