Following spring’s color extravaganza, the Versace pre-fall collection felt like a palette cleanser. Chief creative officer Donatella Versace embraced a realistic attitude for the new season by delivering a well-structured collection of Versace essentials. A strong focus was put on solids juxtaposed here and there with Versace’s rich prints.

The brand’s signature bold attitude was certainly present, but it was smartly incorporated in an everyday wardrobe enriched with some incursions into eveningwear. Naming the collection “Le Muse” [“The Muses” in English], Versace wanted to highlight that this season the inspiration came from real people, well known or not, who embody the Versace spirit.

Exuding a Nineties vibe, a range of leather pieces, spanning from sleek suits to minidresses, revealed sharp, precise silhouettes, which was also seen in the tailoring, decorated with sport-inspired logo knitted inserts or with utility pockets in technical fabrics. The house’s signature patchwork peppered cozy sweaters, while eye-catching color-blocking added a vintage-like athletic vibe to hoodies and loose tracksuits.

While an array of dresses and separates with bias cuts and drapes were rendered in solids, including red, black and camel, the new Baroccoflage pattern — combining Versace’s iconic baroque motifs with camouflage — offered a more discreet and wearable interpretation of the brand’s love affair with prints.

Eveningwear came in the shape of feminine and flattering black dresses, featuring sinuous necklines and hems enriched with gold decorations coming from broken up Versace jewelry pieces, for a new sense of personalization.

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