Donatella Versace gone minimal? Versace S/S 2015 Ready-To-Wear Collection

With designers across the luxury world grappling on how to make useful clothes at a time when their clients’ lifestyles are increasingly casual and well-designed fast fashion is everywhere, has Donatella Versace gone minimal? 

Oh yes, she did.

Focusing on simple shapes and graphic details, her tailoring was clean and stark—black jackets, skirts and pants (and exposed midriffs) outlined in demonstrative white stitching. Structured shift dresses offered a Sixties respite from all-Seventies overload.

These worked the charming side of sexy in several variations—laser-cut grids over politely skimpy pastel underpinnings, peekaboo grommet numbers and a feisty print that upsized the house chain and Medusa motifs.

Versace applied the Greek key with irreverent precision, sometimes enlarging its sharp angles to splice up and spice up the mood. This was especially appealing in an evening group crafted from color blocks of crystal mesh and organza.

It may seem like an experiment in relativism but a smart move for Versace to undertake at this time, sending a message pondered what wardrobe choices to offer today’s Versace woman, a memo to self crystallized: “Be bold with less."

“I didn’t look back. I tried to strip off all the unnecessary,” said Donatella Versace during a preview, that led to spring’s template.

Check out more of the collection, available soon online, here.

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