Versace Debuts a Sharp Fall/Winter '21 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Versace Debuts a Sharp Fall/Winter '21 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Versace Debuts a Sharp Fall/Winter '21 Ready-to-Wear Collection

With a collection that exudes power and self-confidence, Versace made their FW21 digital launch at Paris Fashion Week.

With a collection that exudes power and self-confidence, Versace made their FW21 digital launch at Paris Fashion Week.

Text: Trishna Rikhy

Versace creates a new uniform for the bold, for the contemporary, for the fierce and the fearless with their Fall/Winter ‘21 collection, launched in a digital show at Paris Fashion Week.

 

In a gilded, golden cubicle are Versace models, clad in the season’s iconic codes—ensembles of sleek black are tailored to perfection with swift, clean cuts, contemporary codes reversed and elevated in a dynamic labyrinth, geometric patterns merging with sharp angles and a powerful palette to formulate a collection dripping with all the confidence of the Italian house.

“I have realized that this is the future, the new way of communicating collections,” said Creative Director Donatella Versace of the show. “During the filming of this show I saw how important it is to give the models time to ‘feel’ the clothes they wear on the runway. Despite living in a digital era of immediacy, taking this time is crucial to form a genuine connection. This is what the present and future looks like to me.”

Versace sees the modern moment, redesigned—the iconic Versace logo is featured through this collection alongside a new La Greca code, combinations of color, silhouette and size entwining with moments of masculinity and femininity in the womenswear and menswear collections. Cinched waists, rounded shoulders an A-line skirts are dainty yet powerful, sophisticated shields for the everyday; trousers are cropped and clean, close-cut to a silhouette of reduced volume, daywear hinting at the drop into night. 

 

Intimacy and a rebel spirit converge across the collection to create a new ready-to-wear, one which is graced with embellishments and sensuality. Metal mesh dresses contrast with sheepskin outerwear and embroidered denim, while cross-chest harnesses are armor to slim-cut mini skirts and cropped tanks, doused in black or dipped in light pastel shades, the Versace logo cutting through it all.

In menswear, cuts are sleek, sharp and slim, refined and elevated. Tailoring hugs the body, or else embraces it pointedly, embellishing shoulders and Versace-printed collars. Fabrics range from jacquard to shiny vinyl to matte wool, dynamic and deliberate, rebellious yet powerful. 

Standout pieces of the collection radiate embellished simplicity, a sleek, tailored code Versace excels at. A leather logo motif skirt paired with a faux fur logo overcoat drips Versace in a way that is refined, elevated, magnetic; a boxy-cut men’s leather jacket with a simple fur collar trim is elegant yet edgy; and the sharp simplicity of a cropped black tank with one daring, lethal cut down the center of the torso spells out the danger Versace circles with the collection.

Versace’s iconic Medusa motif is reborn with a twist for FW21, featured as a graffiti smiley print, an at-ease champion of the brand’s levity. Framed by La Greca, the new Medusa is featured on foulards, men’s outerwear and women’s shirts, while the 3D Greca itself spans oversized earrings, hair pins and buckles.

View the FW21 collection and shop Versace here

Credits: Images courtesy of Versace

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