Next season’s ready-to-wear
At Milan Fashion Week, Donatella Versace decided to show off her autumn-winter men’s and women’s collections as part of the same show – something she hasn’t done before. But there was a lot of crossover to explore, with Versace commenting that both sexes are “equally powerful.”
This meant that all models were dressed in electric floral prints and zebra stripes, as well as metallic pinstripes and traditional checks. The difference between the male hot pink tailored suit and the female version? Simply that one is double-breasted.
Closer inspection revealed this season’s male silhouette, with clothes that channel strength, portraying bold hypermasculinity. Shoulders are broad, and the waist is cinched.
Sports references inform the range further, and appear on head-to-toe tracksuits and netting-backed nylon separates. Here, the slashes add character by revealing sports-inspired netting beneath. A new sneaker, the Trigreca, grounds the looks with a utilitarian edge.
Prints focus on the V Barrocco that is distorted, deconstructed, enlarged and shrunk, splashed across men’s tailoring and statement separates. Eveningwear closed the event.
Versace stores are located in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.