MFW: Versace SS14
Since the very first Versace boutique opened in 1978, it is fair to say Versace has come a long way.
The show opened with a model wearing a black jacket and a dark blue knee length skirt. The next four outfits consisted of blouses and leather trousers, all in black. This seemed quite an odd thing as the season was meant to be Spring/Summer.
However, the catwalk was then shortly filled with colour and beautiful pieces. The main colours used for Spring/Summer 14 were violet, pastel yellow and light blue. Not all colours were pastel, metallic purple, metallic green and gold were used quite a bit (adding the stamp of Versace on the runway). The only print used was floral.
Key pieces included knee length skirts, jackets, strappy/cut-out dresses, blouses and leather trousers. In terms of accessories, platform heels (with what seemed like multiple leather straps and buckles) were seen throughout the catwalk. The colour was the same pastel colours used within the outfit pieces. The belts seemed to mainly have a large statement buckle (with the logo of course!) but their width varied. Statement necklaces were made simpler for the coming season. They included just chains and straps.
Overall the Versace Spring/Summer14 collection was very different to what might have been expected, having seen their Spring/Summer 14 Male collection. Nevertheless, it was still beautiful, elegant, loud and very Versace!
By Rohma Malik