VERSACE RESORT 2013
Versace’s Resort 2013 eye-catching collection saw classic and ultra-sleek black teamed with an array of candy colours, free-flowing digital prints and an array of silks and pleather. Picture city-slicker-meets-sports-luxe and you’ll find Versace’s bold line somewhere in the middle.
Soft lemon yellows and vibrant pinks were set off with chic black detailing. Floaty silks joined forces with wide belts, accentuating waits and oh-so feminine silhouettes. Elsewhere, Versace Resort hemlines were short, as tight mini-dresses and playful skater dresses led the 2013 collection.
Bold digital prints and cut-out detail took centre stage when paired with classic tailoring and Elizabethan ruffles. As well as touching upon a very feminine air, the Versace Resort 2013 line didn’t ignore the confident tomboy, with slouchy trousers and boyish jackets making a brave statement. Versace toyed with bright colours and busy patterns, however, if there’s one thing to take from the 2013 Resort line, it’s that black never goes out of style. Perhaps the most iconic looks from the Versace collection were jet-black – from head to toe.
Bare skin was the key accessories for much of the Versace Resort sultry black-on-black looks; with the block-colour of maxi skirts broken by thigh-high slits and open-toe boots. Jewellery was sparse, and bags ranged from petit and simple, to over-sized and emblazoned with erratic prints.
Overall, the 21 looks from the Versace Resort 2013 collection had a fabulous sense of fun about them; and the dichotomy between Donatella’s rich blacks, boyish suits, popping pinks and utlra-feminine cinched-in waists was what made this line so interesting. Amid the shiny pleather, the super-short skirts and the busy prints the collection saw elements of subtle and sophisticated elegance. With this in mind, Versace Resort 2013 celebrated both the conservative yet forward-thinking fashionista and the party girl within all of us who’s just waiting to burst out and take the world by storm.
- Ellen Stewart
- Photos courtesy of Versace