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“Uptown meets downtown – the elevated life of Versace”
January 13, 2017
Images Courtesy of Versace
The new Pre-Fall 2017 collection at Versace is mix of fresh essential separates in refined fabrics for an urban mix.
A burgundy cotton trench has street attitude, while quilted panels on a cropped bomber and zip-up city coat are like inner construction revealed. Tweed is revolutionised with techno threads for a short belted coat, while another tweed is laminated to create a textured sheen on a claret cropped jacket.
The finest lightweight leather is used for the perfect city parka, while patch-pocket miniskirts have leather panels. Leather motopants are a new essential.
A new print is created by combining baroque, animal prints and camouflage – “baroccoflage”. A zip-up parka is in baroccoflage silk jacquard of black, military and aqua green. Meanwhile a sharply tailored pantsuit and shift dress are cut from silk jacquard of bright orange and aqua green. Ruching and drawstring pulls are a key detail, whether it‟s creating dramatic effects on a safari green dress, or creating tiers in a black ruched skirt in silk coupé.
Leopard print is reinvented with a twist of Versace baroque on a knit twinset, while baroque abstracts are used on fine knit sweaters and dresses.
Eloquent complexity is created by printing onto fil coupe for dresses and skirts, while a black fil coupe skirt creates texture with its frayed edges.
Skin is revealed by ruffles that cut into the sleeves of a ribbed knit sweater, while ruffles make a Versace „V‟ at the neck of multi-stitch knit dresses. Vivid swirls of Swiss lace decorate shirts and skirts, the edges of the lace hanging free, while large swirls like graffiti are embroidered in silk threads onto a sheer tulle dress.
Furs are exceptional, like a cape of mink intarsia, or a coat with the effect of tweed from hand-woven mink and fox.