Friday, February 24, 2017

Versace MFW fall 2017



Here is when you have to imagine what would have happened if a clear mind had prevailed and taken it upon themselves to edit the collection and yield a cohesive non gimmicky moment for this troubled brand. The trouble comes from the consistent flip flopping of looks in past seasons as well as the brand having lost much of its luster as well as its identity. 
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Donatellamamamia could have actually presented a singular message that was deeply rooted in the tailoring DNA of the brand but instead it went to hell in a hurry with the sometimes silly Vetements moments and all the verbiage all over these rather expensive supposedly message sending clothes. It is my opinion that women who spend this kind of money don’t need to spend 1000s when they can achieve the same sentiments in a $20 tee shirt from H&M  or $500 ones from the likes of Vetements or now in the Maria Grazia days of Dior. 
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Yes, I can forgive the overly exaggerated shoulders and the Donatellamamamia makeup of the models but how slick would it have been to show those Helmut Newtony rigidly tailored dominatrix power suits which would run counter to the current moods in our fashion capitols. Alas, Signora gives in to trend and gimmick and it cost her in more ways than one. When the signature chain mail pieces fall flat and the so called evening wear is either too tricked out or yawn worthy … well then you know something isn’t quite right.
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So to demonstrate the point I broke it out in sets of images . .. the boners and the beautiful.. you decide!
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