Versace Pre-Fall 2016 Collection

Donatella Versace has seen a very successful year thus far, and the joy in success shines through in the Versace pre-fall 2016 collection. Versace decided to take an alternate route this season, staying away from the brand’s general focus on glamorous and sexy eveningwear, instead selecting an urban daywear route. It seems this season Versace is focusing on a woman who knows how to balance style with practicality. Of course, everything was polished to the high standard Versace’s clothing entails, but hints of deconstruction brought an edge to the sportswear silhouettes.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016 Collection

There was clear forethought to the proportion of each garment, as the outerwear was always just the right length for the rest of the outfits, being paired with anything from high-waisted pants to miniskirts. And of course we were delighted to see the designer playing with her favorite juxtaposition between masculinity and femininity, such as with strong shoulders placed on softly patterned tops.

Versace played around a lot with this collection, and it was truly a unique experience. We love her look with a long-sleeved orange top underneath a strappy black dress – because it’s something so fun and youthful, while not being outrageous. The clean-cut lines are a great contrast against the almost utilitarian straps across the top.

Garments with cutouts almost gave the illusion of deconstruction, which is an interesting take on the trend so hot on the runway this past season. The cutouts were perfectly tailored and had a pristine cut, which balanced out the edginess cutouts can usually have. The teal and dark blue dress, appearing to be two dresses over one another, is the perfect example for this concept. Lines of the dress crossed in ways that suggested layered garments, and the overall look would likely have appeared edgy, leaning toward grungy, if different colors had been employed, or if the lines weren’t so tailored, or if the white piping hadn’t been present. So, Versace is clearly putting her own spin on the hot runway trend.

The surprises didn’t stop there, however, as the designer also added in asymmetry to play around with. The best example for this is with a little black dress, with the silhouette of a classic scuba mini dress with a cute and flirty flowing skirt, but layered with an asymmetrical corset-esque shape in a contrasting black fabric. This is taking a soft and hard concept for a dress and mashing them together in one. Coincidentally, this is one of my favorite looks in the Versace pre-fall 2016 collection. It shows Versace’s forward thinking and her ability to interpret today’s trends within the parameters of her brand’s style.

The most striking thing about this collection was the lack of skin, especially since it is coming from Versace. We have come to expect a certain level of sex appeal to come from the house, so the new level of modesty (in comparison to the past seasons) was a surprise twist of fate. One that was sharp and sexy in its own way.

Photos courtesy of Vogue

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