Versace isn’t a house that’s ever prescribed to the notion of an all-black working wardrobe, and their early morning presentation provided a jolt to the senses to rival an energy drink, courtesy of a optimistic mix of lilac (which has been making the rounds the resort season in different interpretations, popping up at Giambattista Valli, ELIE SAAB, ERDEM and Roksanda Ilincic) a rosy strawberry shade and a neon take on chartreuse the house called “lime,” but that could just as easily go by “electric daisy.” If that reference brings to mind the music festival, it is not by accident: this collection played directly into the label’s reputation as a favorite of musicians looking to make a sartorial splash. Many of the looks seemed fit for MTV gilded Medusas dangled, pendant-like from dual-zips on dresses and open-weave cardigan jackets and gazed up, the size of fists, from atop a pair of patent skate shoes.
The silhouettes had a vibrancy too, running from short-and-swinging ‘60s A-line skirts and simple shifts rendered in graphic, printed silks, with subtle references to archival prints. Evening was represented by a black tuxedo and one-shouldered gown, both Swarovski-accented, but there were also standout pieces that were geared towards the everyday errands and appointments for the morning after the party, like technically impressive knits, and oversized parka-style jackets in shimmering, double-faced silk.
The Greek key pattern rematerialized here in a Swarovski crystal and tulle insets circling the hem of a cocktail number and the waist of a smoking jacket. Best of all was a black one-shoulder column dress with a thigh-high slit bordered in thick bands of rhinestones.
Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories
Photo Credit/Source: The House of VERSACE
More To Love ...
Naturally, when it comes to the business of owning the night, there’s always a moment for the killer-sexy Versace dress. True to form fitted, micro-short, cut-out and embroidered form it was there, on parade toward the end.
The elegance and power of the contemporary goddess ...
"A juxtaposition of glamour and mystery, with cinched-in poise meeting the fluidity and provocation of Grace Jones. Different ways with draping: sculpted and controlled to highlight the lines of sleek tailoring, or liberated and sensual for fluid silk jersey dresses."
Stay-tuned for the upcomong Atelier VERSACE Haute Couture show
on 6th July, 2014, in Paris!