Versus Versace Spring 2017: Bella Hadid walks the runway in leather jacket, ribbed knit top and briefs
For spring 2017, Donatella Versace worked with Versus’ in-house design team for a rebellious, rock and roll tinged outing. With the label’s former designer, Anthony Vaccarello, now at Saint Laurent, the collection focused on bodycon silhouettes and sporty vibes. Bella Hadid opened the show in a boxy leather jacket with hot pants and biker boots. Elsewhere, the bomber jacket got an update with cropped versions in army green. The Versus girl showed some skin in mesh crop tops, minidresses with flared hemlines and side cutouts. Distressed light wash denim brought a call out to the 1980’s while silver minidress ended the show on a party note.
Versus Versace Spring 2017: Model walks the runway in cropped bomber jacket, branded crop top and miniskirt with zipper detail
Versus Versace Spring 2017: Mica Arganaraz walks the runway in silver minidress with draping
Quite interestingly, Donatella Versace revealed in a side revelation today that she is already over see-now-buy-now. “I tried it with Versus four years ago. And I don’t know, pfft!” she said, raising her tanned shoulders in a shrug. “It’s better to keep refreshing your store with little groups of clothes.” Donatella was upbeat in her preview of the collection she was about to show in London, though. Antony Vaccarello—who left Versus for Saint Laurent—has been replaced with a young in-house team, and Donatella is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of the collection by “getting back to my Versus girl. She’s a bad girl, a rebel. She breaks rules.”
With Bella Hadid walking out first in not much more than a black leather jacket and a chunky pair of biker boots, that box was pretty much ticked. Hadid’s sister, Gigi, and her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, were in the front row, creating a buzz around the event, which was held in the cavernous basement of the University of Westminster. In order to reach that young Versus audience—who knows, maybe even studying at the college—Donatella said she had been working to bring the prices down. “The difference between now and the beginning,” she said, “is that there’s a new metal mesh that is made out of aluminum and really light, so we can now use it!”
Donatella mostly showed club-friendly, body-con clothes: tight little dresses, things derived from army surplus, pieces with sport-mesh inserts, an exaggeratedly cropped MA-1 jacket. She saved the best for last, though, with the silver chain mail. It whooshed from the sides of a little black dress, dangled as a long, drapey earring. More subtly, it was also inserted into the rips in a denim jacket and jeans—a little flash of brilliance.
Fashion designer Donatella Versace presented new Versus Versace Spring Summer 2017 Collection on Saturday 17th, during the ongoing London Fashion Week. The collection is the new manifesto of Versus Versace, the powerful and real collection with an attitude designed for new generations.
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Models: Adwoa Aboah, Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov, Alexandra Micu, Bella Hadid, Camille Hurel, Celine Bouly, Dominik Sadoch, Finnlay Davis, Grace Hartzel, Greta Varlese, Hannah Bennett, Hannah Elyse, Impy , Ingmar van der Meulen, Issa Lish, Jess PW, Jonas Gloer, Lily McMenamy, Lineisy Montero, Marjan Jonkman, Max Barczak, Max Fieschi, Mica Arganaraz, Myles Dominique, Naki Depass, Noemie Abigail, Nora Attal, Odette Pavlova, Olivia Jansing, Oscar Kindelan, Ratner , Roos Abels, Selena Forrest, Sol Goss, Stella Maxwell, Teddy Quinlivan, Valters Medenis, Vittoria Ceretti, Yasmin Wijnaldum