Atelier Versace Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015 Collection
Donatella Versace shown her new Haute Couture collection yesterday evening, in Paris Haute Couture Week.
It was a story of opposites on the Versace haute couture Fall/Winter 2015 catwalk, which opened the season on Sunday night. Designer Donatella Versace played with contrasting ideas – structure and flou, raw delicacy and powerful sex appeal, as well as asymmetric juxtapositions – for a rock and roll fashion fairy tale.
On a Plexiglas catwalk that encased over 25,000 orchids in shades of purple and yellow, the sprite-like Versace maidens, with their loose locks woven through with a crown of shimmering fabric flowers, took to the runway like a lineup of hippy deluxe devotees of Stevie Nicks. The music of The Doors ringing out on the sound track only accentuated the retro 70s vibe.
As backwards looking as the collection was – on the likes of Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, and Kendall Jenner – the shredded bell sleeve tops, transparent flower embellished inserts on second skin pants, and flowing chiffon dresses had a more youthful sensuality to them then has been seen on the Versace catwalk in some time. A sensation that the designer counterbalanced with some serious “These Boots Were Made for Walking” patent leather footwear.