Donatella Versace nodded to the Sixties with her strong collection that picked up on the house’s graphic proclivities with a series of chic geometrics and fabrics that were manipulated to striking effect. Versace showed several short A-line dress silhouettes and a few suits, including a chic jacket-skirt pairing done in a python and Swarovski crystal patchwork for a look that evoked a Julie Christie circa Swinging London vibe. A sleeveless shift emblazoned with a bold print that combined Medusa, polka dots and herringbone added to the mood.
Sporty parkas were rendered in a shimmering technical fabric that appeared wet, and there were also some great knits, i.e., a sexy body-con dress in a performance yarn that Versace worked into a twist knit.
Hardware was treated like jewelry, especially with the evening looks. On a slinky black silk cady gown, zippers were prominently placed down the side slit and encrusted in crystals.