GET THEM NOW: The Versus Versace collection designed by Anthony Vaccarello will be unveiled in New York on Sunday and, for the first time, the looks will be live-streamed and available for purchase immediately on the brand’s Web site. Last year, Versace forged a new path for Versus as a seasonless line with a strong digital element to be designed by Donatella Versace in collaboration with a number of young designers, stylists and creative talents.
After parting ways with Christopher Kane in 2012, Jonathan William Anderson, aka J.W. Anderson, was the first designer to work on Versus with Versace, followed by English-Sri Lankan recording artist M.I.A. Versace has entered a new phase of expansion initiated with the sale of a 20 percent stake in the firm to Blackstone Group at the end of February.
This story first appeared in the September 5, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.