Sunday, June 19, 2016

Versace men's spring 2017



What was most striking tome here was the extraordinarily chic and almost erudite color palette that would be far more at home chez Giorgio Armani or even Bottega Veneta than at Casa Versace. No question that as chic and tasty as the palette might be,  the clothes didn’t match the mood set by the color selections. In an odd move, Donatellamommamia did a 180 and restrained herself to the point of, well, almost a so what moment or imagine this ... a tad generic!for me there wasnt much of a chic factor even is there were traces of it.
 
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To say the clothes were a smidge on the yawn worthy side would not be unwarranted but it’s not to say that there weren’t a lot of pieces that a man could actually want and wear but for the most part aside from the color range there wasn’t much to sink your teeth into as far as new or exciting. If nothing else as Diana Vreeland said about paprika ... “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika.” And so what if she usually “over seasoned” her collections but now we have clothes, clothes with not a lot of spark and nary a print in sight BUT wearable.
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Bad? NO... Good? Well, maybe OK... but surely not a lot to talk about no matter what the press release may say and what the so called pundits will regurgitate and espouse!
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PS ... as was pointed out to me, you might want to examine this collection as a possible return to Gianni’s original M O which really was about designing sexy men’s clothes