VERSACE SPRING/ SUMMER 2010 NOW IN STORE
The Versace Spring/ Summer 2010 collection is now in-store at Crown.
In this collection Alice in Wonderland strays into a Baroque world and discovers a place where the imagination explodes into a mega-mix of prints that alternate, overlap with one another and mingle in a continuous whirl, as if in a dreamscape of optical illusions and micro patterns.
Intriguing and brilliant colours, like fluorescents in mandarin or pink, highlight the movement of stretch fabrics,ultra crisp cottons and jersey. There are mix and match prints in an apparently never ending choice ofcombinations, their vibrancy underpinned by solid details such as studs and micro chains.
Look out for tops in printed jersey with deep reflective metallic cuffs and mini skirts in laser cut leather with microchain inlays for an optical effect Totem pattern jackets are extra fitted, with metal inserts and concealed zips, andare worn with leggings in black or white.
Throughout the collection there is an interplay of threaded details, double braiding, laser cut details, plus flashesof light delivered by cone shaped studs, micro chains and patent leather inserts. And above all, there is a markedreturn of the Medusa as the identifying emblem of the Maison.
This Wonderland approach with its free mingling of prints and materials is also apparent in the shoes with 18 cmheels. Boot-leggings come in python skin or woven leather, and there are printed pumps, sandals with doublefastenings and slightly masculine-shaped ankle boots. All these make a strong graphic impact and many featurean un-aligned sole for an aerodynamic effect.
Versace at Crown. 03 9686 1088. Ground floor, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank. 3006.