“This collection starts from the understanding and appreciation of the body that we have always had in our heart at Versace. We applied the lessons learned in the Atelier to ready-to-wear: the construction, the tailoring, the beauty of fabric. This is a celebration of our craftsmanship and understanding of true luxury to create a wardrobe for the innovators and changers of the world and the people who champion them.
For me, Los Angeles is a natural home for us because we share the DNA of energy, power, creativity, and imagination. Together at this show we share those values around the globe.”Donatella Versace
The energy, glamour, and power of Hollywood—these are the reference points for this collection. The energy from clashing Golden Age glamour with contemporary attitude, and the confident power felt from living your own iconic moment in Versace
Atelier Versace craftsmanship and construction inform the silhouette. Dresses with folded structural busts, fluted necklines, and rounded shoulders all reference the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 1995 collection. Signature Versace straight-shouldered tailoring enhances an hourglass shape. Box-pleat A-line skirts and dresses show expertise in cut with frontal projected kick volumes. A deep understanding of the body results in body-sensitive cuts and cutaways
Emphasis across the entire collection on texture, tactility, and hand-feel, with a series of bespoke Versace fabrics crafted in collaboration with archival suppliers. Bouclé wool, and double silk duchesse in material juxtaposition. Faux fur stoles and coats. Cracklé leather. Crocodile motif in semi-transparent silk devoré. Signature Barocco in jacquard wool and shirting poplin. Band and belt details in homage to House codes with archival ‘nastro Gianni’ stitching and the Medusa ’95 hardware—a version of the House Medusa signature debuted in the 1995 Atelier Versace campaign starring Madonna
Foundational colors of Black, Caramel, and Chocolate are timeless and versatile, and align to the ambition of translating Atelier Versace quality, creativity, and craft into everyday ready-to-wear. Secondary Anthracite Gray, Dahlia Apricot, Turquoise, and Pink, reference Versace color palettes of the early 2000s
Animal: Animal prints from the Versace archive, including crocodile and dalmatian Floral Silhouette: A graphic multi-floral motif with falling flowers