Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Ready-to-Wear
Atelier Versace Fall 2016
Elegance, sophistication and drama were the words mentioned by Donatella Versace to capture the essence of today's woman. Capturing the essence of these very words draped duchess satin is caught in dramatic twists as if frozen in the moment. Also, cashmere coats have voluminous elegance, either double-faced or bonded with contrast color duchess satin and worn over draped slip dresses. A study in tailoring, with jackets that purposefully fall off the shoulder, while draped evening gowns are worn with slender tailored pants. Continuing the theme, embellishments appear spontaneously as if starbursts, like Swarovski crystals on a cashmere evening coat with an elegantly draped back.
Clever ingenuity and masterful work was displayed by showing their graceful dresses which was a result of engineered pattern cutting, their drapes and constructed volumes showing the true skills of the Atelier. Alluring gowns skim the body, their contouring seams opened up, with flashes of embellishment revealed beneath. Pleats are given a new freedom in evening gowns, tracing across the body in waves before loosening to form an alluring net before fringing to the floor. A display of extravagant gowns was revealed showing the beauty of control and flow, with pleats creating expressive shapes across the body, with folds creating a powerful silhouette. High heels add to the sense of modern sophistication, with twisted knots of leather that fall nonchalantly over the foot. The refinement of Atelier Versace is reflected in V Forever white gold rings created by Versace Fine Jewellery, with clear cut solitaires using iconic Versace motifs.