The weather outside the Versace 2011 mens fashion show may have been cool but inside it was Hot hot hot! I have to say that this runway collection was a treat to watch. This season we see Versace return to some of its classic and iconic elements. Maybe it was the fact that Versace was showing in Via Gesù 12,( the birthplace and home of Versace) or the fact that they didn’t skip a beat, but this was a special collection for me during Milan fashion week. Martyn Bal (creative director) took the line from rocker wear to a more trend setting “new wave” feel.
Although some of the styles were said to be reminiscent of the angular Teutonic edge (circa: early eighties, Berlin), the collection felt more like the Versace of old, when Mens Versace meant something. This was especially true with one piece in particular: The cobalt blue double-breasted coat, so very Versace, so very hot!
Between the monochromatic designs, geometric patterns, fantastic textured leather coats and pants and skinny black ties, along with a pale (but occasionally bright and hopeful) color palate….the collections inspired hope for a line that I thought was sinking. Well done Donatella! Snaps.
M St. James