A hashtag-happy collection with “#” logos in 2015, Gigi Hadid’s famous wardrobe malfunction at a 2016 show, and this year’s Bruno Mars hit single (Versace On The Floor) — Versace is certainly no stranger to trending moments. And the Spring/Summer 2017 collection provided plenty to talk (and type) about. For one, swiftly moving models zipped through a triangular venue to original, never-heard-before tracks by late artist Prince. And Donatella Versace herself paid tribute to her friend by taking her bow in a deep purple suit.
While the collection looks relatively subdued (by Versace’s standards), it is her way of taking her house in a new direction. Following new CEO, Jonathan Akeroyd joining the V-team, the Versace man is breaking out of form-fitting gear — exuding natural confidence and sexiness in billowing silhouettes, with roomy parkas and silk robes, and slouchy pants. Speaking of natural, Versace says the entire line was designed in five days, after four inspiring days of filming the campaign of the previous collection.