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THE VERSACE TRIBUTE COLLECTION
“This collection is a Tribute to the life and works of Gianni.
We pay homage to not only his artistic genius but to who he was as a man, and above all, as my brother.
Gianni was an exceptional person for how he celebrated each day as though it were extraordinary and for how he always approached life with a smile on his lips.
Each year Gianni lived, he lived to its fullest: throughout his career, he created collections that to this day are considered a cultural point of reference and inspiration to many.
It would be impossible to commemorate Gianni’s entire world in a single collection, therefore, I have decided to honor his legacy with his beloved prints and dazzling metal mesh.
This collection is for you, Gianni.”
Pure Versace – fresh attitude, easy energy and an immediate passion that runs deep. Pinstripes are refreshed and remixed, like pinstripe strong-shouldered tailoring, or shirts where different pinstripes are contrasted and clashed.
The new power of Versace prints: the utility of a tech blouson is contrasted with the romance of its “Balletto” print, while the “Angelo” print appears on a sharp quilted bomber. Versace silk shirts are made modern, with two shirts cut up and combined, or the optical print shirt cropped to just show above the waist of black silk utility shorts.
Knits are playful, like the cotton knit red twinsets with a bead and crystal crown embellishment, or diagonal cut knits that add dynamism to the layers. Biker jackets and pants are given unexpected softness in black silk, complete with quilted padding. Silk pyjamas are the perfect luxury for day.
A classic Versace logo looks totally new, embroidered in white stitches on a baby blue or pale pink T-shirt, worn with matching straight leg jeans. Parachute pants have zips at the side for a volume that’s then gathered by drawstrings, while utility blousons have lattice lacing on the sleeves.
Leather trenches are created from intricate patchworks of leather squares, the corners held as if by a bolt. They come in black or black-and-white check. Baby pink tracksuits are in cotton velour with a baroque jacquard, while stonewash denim jackets are cut and patchworked with Versace denim prints.
Metal chains stitched through tailoring create an eloquent evening take on the pinstripe. The “Cornice” print appears on a sharply tailored silk blazer. A special Women’s capsule collection shows the unity of the Versace world: pinstripes, cut- and-clashed prints, rich embroideries. V-Circle – The Manifesto Edition is a new watch with a unique pied-de-poule dial.
Meanwhile the Aion watch has a bold hexagonal dial. Backpacks come in classic prints. Sneakers are moulded on the heel with the Medusa or Greek Key, while velvet slip-ons are embroidered with crowns.
“This collection is like a homecoming. It’s about the passions that define Versace, the complexity of men, the energy of today.” Donatella Versace