Versace never ceases to amaze…With out of this world creativity and a rare vision for fashion and femininity this year’s Fall collection of couture is simply dazzling. With the use of rich colors and soft textures the styles are unique and alluring. True to the heart of Atelier Versace, each design accentuates the feminine figure with perfection and struts the Paris runway fashion show with ease. Each look has a modern air of authority and grace, a duality difficult to capture but easily discerned in this collection.
Draped duchess satin is caught in dramatic twists, as if frozen in the moment: an exploration of form that runs throughout the collection. This collection embodies pure elegance and experimentation, the essence of Atelier Versace. The new ways volume and draping is utilized in the collection inspired fashion innovation.
A study in tailoring, with jackets that purposefully fall off the shoulder, while draped evening gowns are worn with slender tailored pants. The embellishments appear spontaneously as if starbursts, like the Swarovski crystals on a cashmere evening coat with an elegantly draped back. In addition, the graceful dresses are the result of engineered pattern cutting, their drapes and constructed volumes showing the true skills of the Atelier.
Alluring gowns skim the body, their contouring seams opened up, with flashes of embellishment revealed beneath. Pleats are given a new freedom in evening gowns, tracing across the body in waves before loosening to form an alluring net before fringing to the floor. Extravagant gowns reveal the beauty of control and flow, with pleats creating expressive shapes across the body, with folds creating a powerful silhouette.
High heels add to the sense of modern sophistication, with twisted knots of leather that fall nonchalantly over the foot creating an ethereal and gentle energy. The refinement of the Atelier Versace runway fashion 2016 is reflected in V Forever white gold rings created by Versace Fine Jewelry, with clear-cut solitaires using iconic Versace motifs.
“I love the elegance, sophistication and drama of today’s woman. This is a collection that reveals a woman’s power, and her allure.” Donatella Versace
Text/Photos: Atelier Versace