Versace may have lost some lustre after Gianni's death and his sister Donatella had to hire and fire several MDs and look for partners with bottomless pockets but now they are returning with a vengeance.
The new season's collection is spunky, funky and yes, sexy as Versace is all about sex appeal in one way or another. Come to think of it, this dictum applies to ALL fashion houses!
THESE ARE MY FAVOURITES SO GO FOR THEM! GET THEM ALL!
MONEY IS MADE TO BE SPENT! MORE SO IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO SLAVE AND SLOG FOR IT!
VERSACE KUALA LUMPUR IS LOCATED AT PAVILION WITH A DOUBLE STOREY BOUTIQUE FRONTING THE MAIN ROAD OF JALAN BUKIT BINTANG SO YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW THE ADDRESS AS YOUR LIMOUSINE OR TAXI CAN DROP YOU OFF RIGHT AT THE ENTRANCE!
COOL BAGS AND HOT SHOES
This season’s Versace collection for women is all about a playful game of proportions and opposites: short vs. long, high vs. low, plain vs. patterned, dull vs. bright, and fabric vs. flesh.
High waisted skirts cut over the knee are combined with extremely short jackets that finish under the breast. The result: a look where a line of skin is visible between the skirt and the jacket, and where shoulders are rounded to give them a fresh emphasis.
THE CLOTHES ARE SO RAVISHING EVEN THEIR BACK VIEWS ARE JUST AS ENTICING!
SO I AM SHOWING HOW THEY LOOK LIKE VIEWED FROM THE ASS!
Indeed, the shoulder achieves a new prominence within the collection and in many pieces is revealed, and framed, attaining the status of a new erogenous zone. This is often achieved through the use of decorative back-belts (martingales), which feature throughout the collection. These martingales, with decorative buttons, join, embroider and shape the padded shoulders of dresses and tops, breaking up the expanse of nude back and gently and elegantly referencing fetishistic straps.
The martingales, which also decorate high waisted skirts and the sides of dresses, are realized in contrasting materials – varnished and patent against non-shiny fabrics. And in our game of opposites, the idea of contrast is key. Many dresses feature inlays in PVC that break up the lines of the silhouette, making it look more sinuous and adding the impression of motion. Solid colours too – whites, red, splashes of turquoise, and blacks – are interrupted not only by revealed areas of flesh seen through PVC inlays or sculpted shapes cut into fabric, but also by prints, which appear in the splits of skirts and on fringes.
The basis of many of these prints is the Versace Greek fret motif, which is here used not as a logo device, but as a decorative pattern. The free and easy use of this graphic device, usually so rigid and geometric in its application, adds a sense of fluidity to the prints, with their playful use of colours.
Other decorative highlights include the juxtaposition of materials, as in the cocktail dress where macramé is mixed with cadis in rubber, and the extensive use of fringes (often of different lengths within the same dress), which bring flowing movement to dresses, and allow a striking display of patterns, especially when printed fringing is placed on top of patterned fabric.
The accessories follow the same theme of opposites with purses and bags (sizes are small to medium) created from contrasting materials. The inlays and decorations are bright where the main material is dull, or dull where it is bright. There are also small bags designed to be carried over the shoulder that feature the Greek fret motif as decoration, and not as a logo. Some bags use metal mesh with Swarovski crystals to create a play of light.
The news for shoes is that the platform has disappeared. Instead there are stiletto heels 12cm high. The shapes are sinuous and the shoes wrap around the ankle echoing the martingale belts.