MFW: Versace Spring/Summer 2011

Versace’s Spring/Summer 2011 offering is one of matching, intense colour and modern detailing. With the collection’s capsule colours being orange, turquoise, yellow, white and black Chief Designer Donatella evokes an Aztec-come-Mediterranean mood. Prints are prevalent too: Greek-key patterns add an antiquated sophistication to the dresses and clutch bags.

On the catwalk, boxy cropped jackets emblazoned with buttons and pockets were teamed with matching high-waisted pencil skirts. Matching ensembles like this example not only had real impact on the catwalk but a ‘pulled together’ look. Simple white dresses were framed with yellow, champagne and red piping. 

Necklines were often asymmetrical, halterneck-esque or off-the shoulder. Classic Grace-Kelly style dresses assumed an edgier form through cut-out sections. Double-straps, resting on shoulders and arms were also an equally modern touch. Flesh was flashed due to central slits on the front of skirts and at the high-midriff owing to matching crop-top and skirt combinations. 

Belts not only cinched, but held, for they were reflected in the robust, buckled dress straps. Shoulders were full and minimalistic mini-dresses included a 'wrap-around' look', and often a flash of Aztec print. Ankle-strapped stilettos popped in burnt orange and turquoise, with the curved broad nature of these straps guaranteeing them to be a popular spring-time sandal.

Block fringing gave dresses not only a real swing, but also an abstract quality: often clashing with the dress’ primary pattern. Otherwise rather plain strapless-dresses were transformed through the addition of a statement collar attachment and delicate cut out pieces which complimented the curves of the body. 

Paul Smith-style horizontal multi-coloured stripes appeared on dresses, trousers and tops and gave the collection a sense of frivolity and charm. Not that it needs it, of course, for its versatility, structured tailoring and purist simplicity speaks for itself.

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