“I am very excited to present Versace for the very first time in New York. I wanted to pay homage to this incredible city, bringing the sartorial heritage of Milan and fusing it with the energy of New York and its eclectic nature. This collection is the result of this.” – Donatella Versace
VERSACE ♥’S NEW YORK
Bags packed and passports in hand, the Versace women and men are welcomed to New York by Liberty’s torch. This collection embodies freedom and empowerment, straight from the atelier in Italy to the vibrant metropolis of New York.
The Medusa Safety Pin makes its return in a new and contemporary way. The Safety Pin dress that introduced the rock n’ roll attitude to red carpet attire, is reintroduced with the famous Medusa and new pin-clip fusion gold accents that both conceals and reveals; scrunching fabric together to create contemporary silhouettes.
PRINTS AND BAROCCO
An explosion of prints celebrates Versace’s Italian roots on the New York runway. Designs that are iconic to the house are mixed in the boldest combinations–zebra stripes and stars intertwined with gold. The ‘Voyage Barocco’ print is incorporated into a melting pot of colour palettes weaved together with Versace’s most quintessential motifs–the Greek Key and Barocco.
HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE
The ‘Love Versace’ heart print is inspired by Jim Dine’s designs for Gianni Versace’s New York townhouse. The colourful hearts are printed on silk chiffon that forms one of Versace’s most legendary silhouettes–long sleeves and naval low-cut front–made famous by Jennifer Lopez.