“IT’S VERSACE NOT VERSACHEE” SPRING 2019 MENSWEAR REVIEW

 

“WHAT I PUT ON THE RUNWAY WAS INSPIRED BY MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF MEN: THE STREET-STYLE STAR, THE HIGH FASHION MAN, THE BOARDROOM EXECUTIVE. I CONCEIVED THESE CLOTHES THINKING THAT EACH OF THEM COULD FIND SOMETHING THAT PERFECTLY FITS HIS PERSONAL STYLE. THESE ARE MEN WHO DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE RULES AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I LOVE: THEY HAVE AN OPINION AND MAKE THEIR OWN STYLE CHOICES.” – DONATELLA VERSACE 

“DONATELLA NEVER FAILS” – ME

VERSACE NOT VERSACHEE, COME CORRECT OR DO NOT COME AT ALL. DONATELLA CAME TO REMIND MEN AND WOMEN AS THIS COLLECTION CAME WITH A WOMEN’S CAPSULE ALONGSIDE! I MUST SAY I SCREAMED WHEN I SAW IMAAN HAMMAM DOWN THE RUNWAY BUT LET’S START FROM THE BEGINNING SHALL WE? GET COMFY BECAUSE THIS MIGHT BE A LONG ONE.

THE GUESTS ARE SEATED, THE UPBEAT MUSIC BEGINS BY DESIRE MAREA AND FELA GUCCI , OH! WAIT! PAUSE! BACK UP!. THE GUESTS ARE SEATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD OF THE VERSACE PALAZZO, WITH HANGING FLOWERS AND AN ORNATE OF GREENERY AROUND PILLARS ON THE RUNWAY.

WE ARE QUICKLY INTRODUCED TO THE “THE BOARDROOM EXECUTIVE” IN A RE-IMAGINED POWER-SUIT WITH A PINSTRIPE OVERSIZED BLAZER, DENIM JEANS, A CRISP WHITE SHIRT, PAIRED WITH VERSACE SNEAKERS (OF COURSE). NEXT UP, A SIMILAR LOOK BUT THIS TIME WITH A RUFFLED SHIRTS (MASCULINE —>> FEMININE REAL QUICK) AND UNDERNEATH A T-SHIRT PRINT OF VERSACE’S TABLOID. THERE’S EVEN A BAG WITH THE SAME PRINT WRAPPED LIKE A NEWSPAPER, I WAS SHOOKETH.

FIVE LOOKS DOWN AND HERE COMES MY GIRL, IN A DENIM CO-ORD (THE SHORTS EVEN SAY VERSACE)! WITH A PRINTED TABLOID CROP TOP AND KNEE-HIGH BOOTS. THE DETAILS ARE SO STAPLE IN THIS, THE GOLD CONTRASTING STITCHING – THE GOLD BUTTONS – THE GOLD BELT BUCKLE – THE GOLD DETAILS OF THE SHOULDER BAG AND FINALLY THE GOLD DETAILING OF THE BOOTS. IT MAKES A SIMPLE LOOK (COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE COLLECTION) SO DESIRABLE.

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PRINT, WE WENT FROM T-SHIRTS, TO CROP TOPS AND NOW FULL FITS. IT MAKES THE ATMOSPHERE FEEL LOUD AND YOUTHFUL, THE MIX OF BLUE, RED, WHITE AND BLACK WORK SO WELL IN BOTH LOOKS. LITERALLY SPEAKING, FROM THE BUCKET HATS DOWN TO THE TRAINERS. FIRST IMPRESSIONS COULD BE THAT THERE’S TOO MUCH HAPPENING IN ONE OUTFIT BUT HONESTLY. TRULY. IT WORKS.

 

2000’S RAVE AND SKATER STYLE

 

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THE GREY CO-ORD VERSION OF THE RED SKIN? OVER-THE-TOP, IN YOUR FACE WE KNOW, BUT IT’S A DREAM

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ENTER THE FLORAL PRINTS AND LIME GREEN

 

TYPICALLY YOU WOULD CRINGE AT THE THOUGHT OF YOUR MCM (MAN-CRUSH-MONDAY, BASICALLY A CRUSH) WEARING A FLORAL SHIRT OR EVEN WORSE A MATCHING CO-ORD BUT LADIES, LET’S SWALLOW OUR PRIDE AND ADMIT THAT THESE PRINTS AGAINST ELECTRIC NEON COLOURS WORK! THIS COLLECTION IS ALL ABOUT THE BOY’S AND THEY WILL STAND OUT WITH THIS CONTRAST. THE LIME GREEN SOCKS, SNEAKER AND BAG DETAIL!!!!! I LOVEEEEE!!!!!! SPEAKING FOR THE FEMALES, THE MIX MATCH OF SILKY PRINTS, THE DIFFERENT COLOUR AND SIZE OF  THE FLORAL, THE SUBTLE RUFFLES ON THE DRESSES, THE WRAP AROUND THE WAIST, THE HALTER NECK DETAIL. EVERYTHING JUST WORKS, EACH MALE ARCHETYPE COMPLIMENTS THE OTHER, FROM O-T-T TO YES PLEASE.  ANOTHER, LOOKS LIKE A BRALETTE UNDERNEATH A SHEER BLOUSE WITH RUFFLES HANGING FROM THE FRONT AND SLEEVE. PAIRED WITH A WRAP SKIRT, SIMILAR TO THE DRESS. YASS TO ALL OF THESE TOGETHER.

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TRADITIONAL MENSWEAR SUITS WITH A TWIST

I’M MORE OF A FITTED LEG GIRL WHEN IT COMES TO SUITS, BUT WE CAN LET THIS ONE SLIDE

THE SUBTLE CONTRAST OF THE WHITE BUTTONS AND TRAINERS, COMPLIMENTS THE BRIGHT NEON SUITS AND KNITTED JUMPERS UNDERNEATH

 

POPS OF LIME AGAINST, FLORAL AND WHITE

THESE CUTE MINI SIDE BAGS ARE TAKING OVER THIS COLLECTION, FOR BOTH GENDERS AND I CAN’T COMPLAIN BECAUSE I WANT ONE TOO

POWER COUPLE OF THE YEAR, STRAIGHT FROM VERSACE’S COURTYARD-RUNWAY (JUST KIDDING) BUT SEEING ONE AFTER THE OTHER, YOU GET THAT VIBE. FROM HIS GIOIELLERIA PRINT SHIRT OF GOLD CHAINS, MEDUSA, COLOURFUL JEWELLERY, BEJEWELLED CROSSES AND TROPICAL FLOWERS, TO KENDALL’S PRINTED DRESS WITH EMBELLISHMENTS. I ADORE THE DRESS, FROM BODICE OF THE DRESS, TO HAVING TO LOOK EVER SO CLOSELY TO SEE THE EMBELLISHMENTS AS FROM AFAR YOU COULD MISTAKE THEM FOR THE PRINT, TO THE THIGH-HIGH BOOTS, I’M JUST IN AWE.

 

WE WERE GIVEN DIFFERENT ARCHETYPES OF DIFFERENT MALES, WHO TOOK RISKS AND COULD STYLE OUT ANY OUTFIT, ALONGSIDE A DOSE OF FEMALE VERSACE. THE STREET-STYLE, RAVER-SKATER, MASCULINE SUIT COULD ALL BE IDENTIFIED AND LOOKED EVEN MORE  EYE CATCHING WITH THE RANGE OF PRINTS, FLORAL, NEON COLOURS AND VERSACE MOTIFS. I REPEAT “DONATELLA NEVER FAILS” VERSACE GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT SPRING 2018 AND THIS IS EVEN BETTER. FROM LOOK 1-56 I COULD TALK ABOUT THIS COLLECTION ALL DAY,

 

THANK YOU DONATELLA

 

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