Decorated deconstruction. Tough fluidity. The attitude of contrasts from Versus Versace creative director Anthony Vaccarello.
Casual. Sporty. Sheer. Tailored. Functional. Daring. The mood of the season is strong, urban and playful. A series of hand-drawn prints featuring palms and pineapple evokes the spirit of LA, dotted with iconic Versus Versace elements. The prints appear on pieces from zip-up bombers and sheer shirts to miniskirts and draped pants, as well as printed on faded denim jeans. Tailoring is subverted, like a men’s sleeveless blazer, or a women’s slim-cut black military coat with a stepped hem that’s cut away at the front. Sportiness and energy run through the collection.
There’s a biker feeling, especially the silver zipper down the front of a patent leather strapless dress decorated with hardware that spells out VERSUS. Daring deconstruction cuts together one side of a tailored blazer with bikini tops and miniskirts, revealed nakedness part of the garment itself. Evening dresses have provocative fluidity, with black sleeveless gowns that fall to the floor, cut away at the side and back, held by Versus silver lions. Ankle strap and T-bar heels are proudly decorated with the Versus silver lions head, while for men black leather sneakers rule. The spring/summer 2016 Versus Versace collection is immediately available at versusversace.com