After the departure of Anthony Vaccarello for the creative direction of Saint Laurent, Donatella Versace decided to take back the reins of her own brand. Launched by Gianni Versace in 1989 to allow his sister to express her vision for the body and garments, the Versus line has gradually emerged from the shadow of Versace. With her telltale flair, Donatella transformed Versus into a playground for a new generation of designers – Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson, and Anthony Vaccarello all came through these hallowed gates. But for next season, Donatella opted rather to offer a concentrated vision of everything that defines the essence of Versus: a new take on current streetwear and club ambiance with a touch of attitude.
This is a collection for “a rebellious girl who breaks the rules” in the words of Donatella – a Versus girl who rejects conventional beauty and goes rummaging through her boyfriend’s clothes. A girl a bit like herself in the end – she whose party girl image is perfectly incarnated in this ultra-short glitter dress that’s made for the clubs. Sexy but sporty, cut in silver-colored scales, the piece reminds us of the Versace’s family adoration for sumptuous colors and cuts that are close to the body, all enveloped in an aura of glamour.