The new fall/winter 2017 collection is a mash of everything Versace (which allows a variety of looks to come together as one cohesive whole). Or as Donatella Versace herself puts it, “This is a collection about the different tribes of Versace men, and the powerful positivity that can happen when men from different places, different cultures join together.”
Outerwear includes long, knitted coats and sharply-tailored ones, held together by belts to accentuate the house's slimmer silhouette. Prints run throughout, a mark that unifies the collection between formal and casual wear.
There are photographic prints of classical sculptures, collaged with images of hardware. Shearling coats are supposed to allude to the survival instincts needed to survive the 'urban' wilds, and even plaid shirts have been made more 'rugged' to form a similar concept.
There's a full description of the collection – which is available in boutiques right now – below:
Outerwear includes long, knitted coats that wrap the body or sharply tailored coats that are held by belts to dramatize the silhouette.
Prints throughout are like mark-making as if the hand-painted pattern of an ancient tribe. The prints unify and blend the collection between formal and casual.
Nylon trenches have light yet dynamic volume, with double-length belts to hold and exaggerate their elegant fluidity.
Photographic prints of classical sculptures are collaged with images of hardware, symbolising the idealistic beauty of male power through the ages.
Shearling coats bring the survival instincts of the wilds to the city, while plaid shirts are rugged for the urban landscape.
Positive words of hope are embroidered on the chest of shirts and nylon zip-ups, with hidden messages of affirmation also sewn inside coats to embolden the wearer.
The pattern and beauty of African textiles are found in jacquard coats that are woven like blankets, or graphic sweaters that were proudly knitted by hand.
The Versace suit is refreshed and lightened: the strong silhouette is now neat to the body, with a soft constructed shoulder for the way men wear tailoring today.
Hiking sneakers punctuate the silhouette with their energising shape, often mixing traditional shoe detailing with a technical sole.
Empire bags have been hand-painted in the marks of the collection, while the new Palladian bag is neat, compact and versatile.
The V-Extreme Pro watch brings the rugged outdoors into the urban environment, while a special edition of the Dylos with grey stone or total black is sleek for the city.