FR ESH SPIN Donatella Versace showed a col­lec­tion that was con­tem­po­rary and strong, yet in­cred­i­bly sexy. By Cai Mei Khoo.

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Sim­plic­ity and min­i­mal­ist are prob­a­bly not terms used to de­scribe a Versace col­lec­tion but for Spring/Sum­mer ’15, that’s ex­actly what Donatella Versace sent slink­ing down the run­way. The open­ing looks in a monochro­matic pal­ette had a sporty vibe; black jack­ets were worn over cropped tops and matched with ei­ther skirts or loose tai­lored trousers that had the House’s dis­tinc­tive Greek key run­ning along the waist­band, look­ing al­most like logo-ed box­ers peek­ing­peek out from un­der­neath.unde Over­sized top­stitch­ing­tops in white leather­leat that lined theth edges added v vis­ual in­ter­est a and were the only other de­tails on this de­light­fully re­fresh­ing, strippedd back col­lec­tion.

How­ever, this be­ing Versace, min­i­mal didn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean staid. There was still plenty of skin on show: cropped tops showed plenty of de­fined tor­sos, while an­kle-length skirts were slash slashed high up the thigh on one side to show a flash of leg – def­i­nite street style fod­der, worn eas­ily with a pair o of white high-tops.

Li Light­ness in the col­lec­tion was in­tro­duced by way of spor sporty mesh, laser-cut leather in cir­cu­lar in­ter­lock­ing ring m mo­tifs that mim­icked the metal grom­met rings found i in other looks. The new Versace, af­ter all, was pared do down, sexy, and fresh. Sun­glasses, Versace Neck­lace, Versace

Break­ing up the sim­plic­ity of the col­lec­tion were bold, fresh prints – a remix of House codes such as the Me­dusa head and the Greek key with prints of rings and ab­stracted op­tics. This new Versace print cov­ered shirts and shift dresses that had pan­els of sheer mesh around the waist, giv­ing the illusion that the wearer was in a top and skirt in­stead of a dress.

For evening, Donatella chose to re­work a Versace favourite – crys­tal mesh, which some dresses were cre­ated en­tirely out of. Colour block­ing was key for evening, with bands of crys­tal mesh in a con­trast­ing colour run­ning asym­met­ri­cally across the body. This de­sign fea­ture was ac­tu­ally a clever way of us­ing the lines of an ex­ploded Greek key. Sheer mesh in­lays con­tin­ued in th­ese cock­tail dresses; Heels, Versace

show­ing sliv­ers of skin across the up­per thighs, around the torso, and back, they whis­pered of a sub­tle sex­i­ness that’s still very much a Versace sig­na­ture. “This is about a fresh new Versace, one that is con­tem­po­rary, clean, and strong,” said Donatella. “It is the way women wear Versace now, and in the fu­ture.” L.Palazzo bag, Versace Bracelet, Versace

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Prints were a remix of Versace’s de­sign codes

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