Subtle, earthy tones are not what you would have said about Versace five years ago but, here we are, Donatella has released yet another toned down collection. Showing the last remnants of her leather cowboy inspired S/S15 show, this season she veered towards a more formal image for the Versace male.
Suit after suit hit the catwalk, and each more exciting than the one that came before it. Simple classic designs, battled with checked suits, which battled with jacquard prints. A mixture of single and double breasted jackets created the perfect range for everyone. Donatella played with classic matte for the more old school tailoring fans, and a modern sheen suit for those that dare to be brave.
There was a very cosy feel to this collection, and I was ready to jump into the fur covered jackets. Men’s fur is a very risky thing to do, but one that always delivers, not enough men wear it and Donatella should be the one to urge them to wear it more.
One thing that’s never left out of a Versace show is those signature Italian leather goods, and in this collection leather was donned on backpacks. The backpacks were created for those who prefer to take their style more casual and holdalls for those who like to do luxury business.
People might think that the original idea behind Versace is dying, with those vibrant prints becoming less common on the catwalk. However, the three monochrome psychedelic triangle print coats prove that Gianni’s vision has not died but rather been reincarnated into something more 2015.