Sunday, September 20, 2015

VERSUS Spring 2016 LFW



Having just read an interview with Carine Roitfeld where she stated “never say never when it comes to fashion,” these words are screaming in my ears as now words like restrained, commercial, understated and pared down come to mind about Versus. Imagine these words used to describe ANY Versace collection; Anthony Vaccarello has possibly done a complete 180 under his directorship and possibly created the first ever Versace collection that could be deemed …. Boring... it is almost inconceivable.
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Don’t misunderstand me; the collection has lots of plusses, the biggest being that it is extremely commercial and, IMHO, this stuff is gonna sell like crazy. The clothes are not tricked out, tacky, seam burstingly tight or sexed up. Vaccarello has dialed it down to an almost shockingly low key level BUT to say the collection is lacking in sex appeal would be misguided. The color palette is confined to mostly black and with a few very very feminine black background prints and of course the beloved leopard print which looks astonishingly fresh. This doesn’t sound like the razzle dazzle in your face Versus as rendered under the hand of Donatellamommamia... does it?
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In this age of see it now, buy it now and wear it within days,  when impulse is king, the question is whether or not those on computers or mobile devices will be giving up their credit card info to own a piece of this before anyone can say boo! What comes to mind is whether or not you call this Spring or literally ready to wear!
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