June 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Seventeenth century Baroque architecture and art was used by the Roman Empire to impress visitors by expressing triumphant power and control. The Versace name has always lived and breathed Baroque. While many of the fashion houses are muting or getting rid of colour altogether for next spring/summer, Donatella has cranked up the volume. Sure, there are plenty of timid grey and beige suits, but even they have nuances of Baroque in the detailing. SS12 is about classic, raw, in-your-face Versace. Highlights of the collection included Glen plaid suits, a canary yellow suit (featured in several of the Milan collections), the footwear including the gladiator sandals, the buckled sports jackets/suits, an elaborately studded black leather jacket, the swimsuits, and definitely those gorgeous terrycloth robes. Versace in all its glory. A return to vibrant intrepid colours, audacious zebra prints, buckles, shackles, and gold studs – a return to 1980s Miami.