Monday, July 4, 2016

Atelier Versace Haute Couture fall 2016



When the latest men’s collection was shown recently, one had hope that Donatellamommamia had toned down the “fashion follies” and decided instead to go for a more subdued and some might have said chic mind set for the collection. Well, that must have been a moment as that sure as hell didn’t happen here.

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The first exits sort of gave one pause to think that perhaps La Signora had taken vintage Ferre and maxed it out to a Versace point of view; sadly that was short lived as the show progressed, or devolved,  so did the over worked, over wrought, “wrap  laden” antics of a designer who should know better by now. No question the clothes were made beautifully, no question they challenge the abilities of her ateliers and workrooms but holy hell “what was that?”
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The odd draping, the slashing, the cut outs, and color combination did nothing to enhance the clothes other than for the viewer to think WTF is going on here. To me it is sort of the Jetsons meet haute couture which by the way is no compliment...  take for example the ice stain twisted and draped pencil pant with futurist bustier and the I Love Lucy cut away overskirt!” Splain” that to me... Please!

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So much is twisted and contorted and almost tortured into place and then one of the few solid color pieces, deep red, looked as if the column was literally vomiting out draping... the mind boggles.
Someone else will have to go deeper in explanation; I am too busy shaking my head.
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