Sunday, January 29, 2012

Runway Review: Versace Couture Spring 2012

Versace Couture for Spring 2012 embodies what Donatella does best - glamour, drama and a second skin fit like no other.  The dresses are almost painted on some of the bodies of the models while futuristic, structural elements including slashes of metallic beading and architectural arches extend from the shoulders, hips and bust to emphasize the woman's body.

The overall effect is strong as a warrior but always 100% a woman.  I love the contrast of the delicate lace panels with the fitted corset-like construction.  As for colors while the vast majority of the collection was in dove grey - bold yellow, gold, acid green and vermillion found their way to make some noise.  While the collection was absent of any signature prints the play of texture and silhouette seemed to be the most powerful message.  Sheer panelling and thigh high slits are also noteworthy trends.

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