In the Fall-Winter 2015 season, Donatella Versace
, the director of the fashion house Versace, gave preference to geometry and bright accents. In the new collection were presented colorful triangular poncho, dresses with cuts, flared short pants. The collection also contained the classic pencil skirt and business suits with thin vertical stripes. The clothes were decorated with patterns and ornaments, common to the style of the Italian brand. The look of the model is completed by knee high boots in neon colors, thick belts on the waist and sunglasses with bright rims.
It was fun to see some of the digital age impressions on the pieces presented on the runway, including the use of “at” signs and hashtags on some of the evening dresses, rendered in sequins. The classic Versace key design was reworked as the emoji of the future while show notes introduced the concept of “#Greek” to the audience watching the livestream and sitting in at the showing. The best part is that all the things that make Versace unique and that define the brand were present, from the glamorous stylish to the immense sex appeal, along with the big hair and the towering heels.
The reworked Grecian key design was especially interesting, appearing across the straps of the dresses, on the knitwear, the jacquard, even the bags and one particular pair of gloves. The evening dresses were short and sequined and had letters woven into their very fabric, Versace being spelled out when you put the pieces of the puzzle together. There were a few leather pieces with Versace emblazoned on them as well, including a pencil skirt cinched with a belt up at the waist and a bomber jacket with yellow detailing and a yellow turtleneck sweater underneath. Donatella Versace definitely loved adding slashes to many of her pieces as well, including a pantsuit with nothing underneath, giving way to a plunging V shaped neckline. Those slashes appeared on many a dress and many an ensemble with a pant piece to complete it.
The footwear intrigued us from the very beginning when the asymmetrical hemmed coat-dress was walked out with thigh high red lacquer boots to really make the outfit pop and bring out the red slivers of the sweater worn underneath. The red was followed by a light greenish aqua coloring that complemented the sweater under the coat as well. The ankle strap kitten heel sandals might not have been as outlandish, but it was a nice fall back into normalcy, coming up in black and darker purple, classic red and even green.
The embroidered calf length boots in different colors were probably some of the nicest pieces to be found among the Versace fall/winter 2015-2016 collection.