V News: JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS X VERSACE Collaboration Debuts
A new take on the era of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll
The era of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll is reformulated and modernized by Junya Watanabe and Versace. The Japanese designer’s Immortal Rock Spirit collection harnesses the essence of quintessential ‘70s cultural icons and transports them into the present in a reverent celebration of fashion. Six signature graphics splatter a range of pieces to be sold by Versace and Watanabe, drawing inspiration from retro-rock T-shirts, Levi’s 501—and, naturally, the bold prints of Gianni and Donatella.
The Versace siblings have never been ones to shy away from flamboyance, an ethos shared by music trailblazers like David Bowie and Mick Jagger, as well as bands like AC/DC and Queen. Now, that spirit is seen anew in the Immortal Rock Spirit, a collaborative vision that harnesses the zeitgeist of the ‘70s and brings it right into the Roaring Twenties.