Ver­sace’s dar­ing man

Kuwait Times - - Lifestyle | Fashion -

The Gianni Ver­sace fash­ion house has changed own­er­ship, but not style. Donatella Ver­sace ex­plored bondage in the fash­ion house’s lat­est col­lec­tion, the first since be­ing bought by the US fash­ion group Capri Hold­ing Lim­ited.

The open­ing look had a bondage im­age printed cheek­ily on the front of a shirt, worn over dark trousers and with a leather over­coat. Re­peated as a mo­tif, bondage be­came as ba­nal as a ban­dana print on a blou­son. Then, there was win­ter bondage for her, un­der­neath puffer jack­ets, and of­fice bondage for him and her, with the back of suit jack­ets held to­gether with O-rings, show­ing off col­or­ful satiny prints.

The looks also veered to­ward cozy, with warm scarves and fuzzy sweaters bear­ing a new Ver­sace logo, a V en­cir­cled by a G. But the Ver­sace man also is not afraid of fem­i­nine touches, like col­or­ful boas peek­ing out of suit jack­ets, be­jew­eled broches, crys­tal en­crusted jeans and least of all, col­or­ful em­broi­dered silken box­ers with a prom­i­nent Ver­sace la­bel peek­ing out of trousers, or on their own with a sober black suit jacket and but­ton-up dress shirt.

Ver­sace said in her notes that the im­age of mas­culin­ity has evolved since the 1990s “when there was a spe­cific idea of ‘A’ man.” “What I wanted to show in this col­lec­tion are the dif­fer­ent faces of a man, who... has gained the courage that he didn’t have be­fore. If I had to find a word that de­fines to­day’s men, it would be dar­ing,” she said.

Ver­sace also pre­viewed a col­lab­o­ra­tion with US car­maker Ford, in­clud­ing the oval-shaped blue Ford logo on leather jack­ets, trousers, sneak­ers, hood­ies and but­ton­down shirts. The lat­ter was lay­ered kinkily with a silky lace top and a leop­ard-print fur coat. For good mea­sure, the model’s hair was col­ored in leop­ard print.

Un­der­lin­ing some of the fem­i­nine touches, Ver­sace sent out women’s looks worn by top models Bella Ha­did, Kaia Ger­ber, Vit­to­ria Ceretti and Emily Rata­jkowski. Ac­tor Luke Evans and Ital­ian rap­per Sfera Eb­basta were in the front row, along with fel­low rap­per Fedez and his wife, fash­ion blog­ger and in­flu­encer, Chiara Fer­ragni.

Models present cre­ations for fash­ion house Bil­lion­aire dur­ing the Men’s Fall/Win­ter 2019/20 fash­ion shows in Mi­lan.

Models present cre­ations for fash­ion house ErmenegildoZegna dur­ing the Men’s Fall/Win­ter 2019/20 fash­ionshows in Mi­lan.

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