Versace Woman Autumn-Winter 2016 – In a period where female empowerment has never been a hotter topic, Donatella Versace offered a firm reminder that she’d been addressing the issue for decades.

This season’s glamazons were adorned in a merging of military and sportswear influences. The result of which was an urban warrior, with sharp cuts creating a jagged silhouette, softened at first with the house’s rococo floral motif print. Prints where the main characters in this narrative, whether as a section of colour blocking or abstract wavy lines creating a distorted images.

The diversity of some simple silhouettes such as cropped flares, leggings, and slip dresses coloured with a mixture of pastels and bold colours made for psychedelic attire. Most necklines were either ribbed or wrapped in multi-coloured fur, whose appearance was otherwise nuanced elsewhere as dip dyed pastel coats.

There were hints of vinyl for skirts, and leather inserts to create a duplicity of toughness engaged in femininity. The elasticity of jersey dresses was emphasised with crosshatching chevron effects, and when paired with thin headbands the Versace woman looked ready for confrontation.

Versace Woman Autumn-Winter 2016


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Written by Maria Komba

Fashion Journalism student, with an incessant curiosity to unveil more of the industry. In her spare time Maria is also a fashion illustrator

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