“Fashion has the power to send out a message of hope and unity, especially to the new generation. Versus is about passion, optimism and a fierce statement of equality.” Donatella Versace.
Versus Versace Fall/Winter 2017 is all about sharp shapes and contrasting volumes with young fierce attitude. A brand new print is created from torn-up and over-painted iconic Versus imagery, a fresh play with heritage on everything from padded jackets to dresses and T’s. Padded jackets are pumped to the extreme, with zips down the middle of exaggerated hoods for men and women, while women’s cropped padded jackets have zippered backs.
Metal mesh is reborn in black-on-black, with black metal mesh bonded onto black scuba for
cocoon-shaped long-sleeve dresses with a zip down the back. Fluffy teddy yarn sweaters come in sorbet colours and cropped shapes or an oversized hoodie for men. Meanwhile bobble knit sweaters create unexpected futuristic structure. Shearling jackets are given a tech update for both men and women, cut into panels that are held together by scuba, with oversized scuba pockets.
Leather is key, like the classic Versus leather jacket, an A-line leather mini-skirt, a leather wrap skirt with its long strap held by D-rings, or cropped leather culottes. Tracksuits are reinvented, like the trackdress with a round cutout at the back, or for men the play of sports with formality with trackpants in traditional wool gabardine.
A classic Versus image of a couple kissing _found on T-shirts and T-shirt dresses_ reveals the passion, equality and unity that is at the heart of Versus, now and forever.