MFW: VERSACE SS18

“This collection is like a homecoming. It’s about the passions that define Versace, the complexity of men, the energy of today.” – Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace welcomed her audience to the family palazzo, on Via Gesu, that was originally acquired from the Rizzoli clan back in 1981. It’s her homecoming and the collection was part homage to the brother whose creative estate Donatella oversees and nurtures.

Adding a fresh take on its prints, Versace embraces patch work to bring together various styles. Relaxed silhouettes also reign. They bring a certain sportiness to the collection. It’s here that today’s popular streetwear motif meets a laid-back approach to tailoring. This idea is perhaps best shown in the range’s modern take on pinstripes. Soft pink, baby blue — or gold lame — into tracksuits, some of them embossed with a swirling pattern and used that same pastel palette for wide-leg denim trousers with matching T-shirts that read “Versace.” Ancient Roman-style masks popped on denim jackets while Winged Victory appeared on the back of a silk bomber. Loose printed silk tops — some with hoods — were layered under pinstripe or check suits, some paired with knee-length shorts, others with loose trousers.

It’s a collection for Millennials, something undoubtedly current…

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