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Donatella Ver­sace on ded­i­cat­ing her lat­est col­lec­tion to the mem­ory of her brother

Two decades af­ter Gianni Ver­sace’s death, Donatella paid tribute to her brother in her S/S18 col­lec­tion. “I didn’t want it to be nos­tal­gic or ret­ro­spec­tive – quite the op­po­site,” she says. “Gianni lived his life ev­ery day with a smile on his face, and I wanted to create some­thing joy­ful and full of the same en­ergy and cre­ativ­ity.” The col­lec­tion looked in par­tic­u­lar to five of Gianni’s most iconic prints (Donatella’s favourites), in­clud­ing But­ter­flies, Tré­sor de la Mer and Pop, which ref­er­ences Andy Warhol’s fa­mous Mar­i­lyn series, it­self an homage to fame and loss. Donatella had pre­vi­ously steered clear of her brother’s archive, but de­cided to cel­e­brate his mem­ory in this an­niver­sary year. “It’s quite dif­fi­cult to ex­press with words what these in­spi­ra­tions mean to me, be­cause they are so in­trin­si­cally con­nected to the love I have for my brother,” she says. “Gianni and his legacy are in ev­ery­thing I do.”

Above: Donatella Ver­sace’s S/S18 mood­board and new-sea­son jew­ellery. Be­low: Looks from the col­lec­tion

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