“The foulard is a fundamental component of Versace’s heritage and character. It’s acted as a canvas for our iconic prints and is worn in multiple ways from knotted tops to headscarves to bag accessories, it’s a way of adding Versace attitude to any look. The foulard has been with us since the very beginning of the brand, but this season turns everything on its head, it is no longer fluid or dreamy, the scarf is provocative, sexy, wound tight.” Donatella Versace
The transformational nature of the scarf means it can become anything, from billowing shirts to sexy, shrunken-fit dresses. Combined with iconographical prints, the designs feel thrown together, unfinished and unpolished. It’s as if the pieces have been ripped apart and rapidly stitched back together again.
Slashes in the garments are haphazardly fastened together by the brand’s iconic Safety Pins. Modernized in a selection of vibrant colors, the Safety Pins become both functional fastening and bold embellishment. Scarves tightly wrap the body and are punctuated by seemingly randomly placed hardware. A textural diversion comes in the form of sleek latex dresses, tops and skirts in a shocking palette.
Ornate prints are a defining feature of the Versace foulard. This season there’s a celebration of brand code La Greca, as well as fresh designs. Royal Rebellion presents crowns and crests in bold colorways, and Banquet Aftermath features dishes and cutlery from the Versace Home collection – the cutlery is also translated to knife and fork jewelry. Acid Bouquet is Versace’s answer to spring florals and is characteristically unromantic in clashing acid tones.
Menswear also stems from the foulard and presents relaxed, loose-fit pieces in printed silk. A fundamental principle of Versace menswear is the silk shirt, which originally evolved from the printed scarf. Relaxed shirting and pajama sets are clashed against form-fitting activewear, skintight latex and flirty handkerchief tops. Sharp tailoring is presented in fluo tones of yellow, orange, pink and blue.
New silhouettes and shades are introduced to the La Medusa handbag line, including a large open tote and a drawstring-top bucket style, both with embedded chain details. There are also new colorways of the La Greca Signature line. Scarves are attached to handles and draped from bags, tying the accessories line-up to the vibrant foulard-inspired collection.
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