VERSACE / COLLECTION SPRING – SUMMER 2016 / ATELIER HAUTE COUTURE / PARIS 2016
The Versace woman has always been a bold one, but the fashion house took its daring twist on glamour to new heights at its Spring 2016 Haute Couture show on Sunday.
The show opened with a series of taut, minimalist looks featuring crisp white ski pants and bomber jackets with sporty buckle details in a nod to the current athleisure trend. White blazers with contrast panels, geometric dresses with mesh inserts and laser-cutout miniskirts all channeled a young, powerful and independent vibe.
The collection then evolved into something much more sensual as swishy, cutaway dresses took over. Slashed to the hip and the navel and cinched in at the waist, the designs were an homage to womanly curves, exaggerated by strategically placed flashes of skin across the hip bones and barely there straps. Harness-like necklines, straps made from rope and silicone grills made for an overtly sexy yet very feminine look.
As Donatella Versace used bejeweled Swarovski ropes to hang dresses from the neck or string sequined panels together, flared skirts gave the collection a dramatic floaty, Riviera-style appeal while retaining every inch of the high-voltage glamour that the house is so well loved for.
In case of fashion diva Donatella Versace at the helm things take a more deluxe and well-to-do spin, leading us to the never-never land of sky-high slits, bias cuts and plunging necklines every time going deeper and deeper and more and more red-carpet-worthy (the Academy Awards is just around the corner). As it could be naturally expected, the front row was jam-packed with the profile figures of the fashion world among them being the most prominent fashion designers of our times – Alexander Wang, Riccardo Tisci and Anthony Vaccarello, while British singer Rita Ora was sitting there decked into an Atelier Versace vibrant orange mini dress with chaotic ropes wrapping it.
We are bowled over by those chaotic twisted straps in yellow, orange and blue looking so mind-blowing in the background of black, equally are we flabbergasted by the black diaphanous pieces with abstract patterns on them like that intricate one hugging amazing Irina Shayk’s body.
But what mostly captures our attention and makes us rank Donatella Versace as someone whose imagination reaches epic proportions is the range of those closing Swarovski ropes that are either wrapping the mini cutout dresses and pantsuits or else demonstrating realistic connecting links between fabric pieces, unbinding of which is a taboo.
The show closes drop-dead gorgeous Gigi Hadid, who has recently been chosen as the face of Versace, donning an all-black pantsuit with cutout details here and there that are crisscrossed by those innovative Swarovski ropes a la Versace.
The Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 2016 is for powerful women who can achieve their dreams with great elegance and beauty.
Classic Versace. Very glamorous with a drop of tacky.
It is really a wonderful collection.
I love it.
<3 <3 <3
Watch the video of the show Atelier Versace SS 2016.
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