Behind the Scenes of Versace's Grunge-Inspired FW19 Show

Behind the Scenes of Versace's Grunge-Inspired FW19 Show

A full cast of supermodels, an electric color palette, and Nirvana dominating the playlist — the 90s really are back.

A full cast of supermodels, an electric color palette, and Nirvana dominating the playlist — the 90s really are back.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: Erin McDowell

Let's be frank: melding the worlds of the 1990s grunge movement and modern-day Versace comes across as a daunting task. However, for Versace's FW19 Milan show, Donatella Versace has done just that. Many elements of the grunge-inspired collection are familiar for the brand — signature Versace prints, structured and sexy suits, and the occasional harness here and there. However, the collection is noticeably more youth-oriented, playing into high street trends like puffer jackets, Doc Marten-esque lace-up brogues, and vintage Blondie band tees. Kaia Gerber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, and Kendall Jenner all walked the runway, making this Milan Fashion Week show an unmissable event.

Versace leans into the 90s fashion revitalization dominating the market right now, but with its own luxury twist. Though every piece evokes an anti-establishment vibe, the elements of glamor and effortless sex appeal that Versace is most known dominate throughout the collection. Colorblocked shades like tangerine and lime amp up this 90s-inspired collection, while tweed and gold accents provide a counterbalance of classic Versace glamor. Layering was the word on everyone's lips — slip dresses over form-fitting turtlenecks, neon tweed suit sets paired with socks and heels, and multiple instances in which tanks were layered over button-ups, over dresses, over a turtleneck. The collection emulates the best of what 90s grunge fashion has to offer and then some.

To view the best looks and behind-the-scenes shots from the Versace Fall/Winter 2019 show, check out the slideshow below.

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