In Focus: Versace Pre-Fall 2018

Dana Mortada   |   17 - 01 - 2018

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Step inside Versace’s Milanese palazzo in Via Gesù with the Pre-Fall 2018 collection that captures the essence of the brands home.

 

The courtyard mosaic, the infamous Medusa, timeless furnishing and rich décor like velvet baroque, fine silk, and bold print all play a role in delivering a line up that feels like an emotional journey back to Donatella Versace’s roots.

 

The contrast of prints, shapes and textures may seem overwhelming at first glance but there lies the genius of Donatella who manages to balance the opulence with wearability. An exaggerated puffer reminds us of a chic duvet while mock croc printed on vinyl plays with a hi-low aesthetic. The vintage logo comeback revamps the signature “more-is-more” mantra while creating a sporty all-over print featured on knit, nylon outerwear, denim and accessories.

 

But it’s the bold prints that dominate the collection with leopards peering out from heritage prints, the palazzo’s luxurious beating heart is translated into a Harlequin patterned print that reimagines the entrance to Gianni’s private “Sala del Camino”.

 

Moving and fashionable, it can’t get more Versace than that.

 

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