Saturday, June 17, 2017

Versace men's spring 2018



Having been a huge Versace customer in my day, yes it occurred to me that there were bits and pieces that recalled and reminisced the heydays of Gianni … I say that respectfully but in a very loose sense. Unquestionably there is the element of tailoring that is crucial to the brand DNA as much as those flashy silk Ratti 80’s medusa prints. What disturbs me the most about the collection is that there is no element of chic, sophistication or discernment here. Much of what was shown is rather pedestrian in terms of design and seemingly forced which was never the case from the dearly departed. 
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Donatellamamamia tweaks but she rarely tweaks it right for some reason. The oddly proportioned “emblemmed” jackets with their shorter length seemed out of place but in my opinion she hit a high note with the shape of the jeans and pants  which featured a fuller leg offering more softness and a richness that has been absent in the collection for some time. I can help but bring up that absurd lurex jogging suit (very Juicy Couture)  but then again this whole urban streetwear thing is getting mighty tired especially at the these prices. .. and satin cargo pants and silk pajama outfits (very Dolce)  !!! Oh and before I forget... Can we talk about those prissy 7 sisters sweater sets .. I mean … c.’mon ... not even amusing!
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It is still rather hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Gianni left this earth but thankfully at least his brand lives on... just not with the same respect that it once garnered.
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 P.S. TIME TO GET A NEW HORSE TO BEAT... Signora