I both love and hate Versace. I love absolutely everything about the brand, the history, the opulence, Donatella, but I do hate one thing about it. I hate the fact that every season makes me google “non-sexual escorting” to come up with the funds for the whole collection…because I need it…which brings us to the Versace SS17 show. As you should know by now, even though I try to get away with doing as little exercise as possible, I’m all about the athleisure and sports luxe trend. Versace’s SS17 collection has taken sports luxe to a whole new level, to a fabulous medusa-level of luxe.
Never did I think I would be intrigued by nay, obsessed with nylon parachute parkas and nylon jackets with bungee cord toggles, but here I am adding them to my wish list. The trousers in the collection are skinny-only, luxe leggings if you will, with the sexy zip up the front used as detailing. The bags are also everything: as we know, the Palazzo Empire is now a staple, so the SS17 collection showcased different colour schemes and also the cutest, tiniest, most adorable baby purple Palazzo Empire riding side saddle on a model’s hip. Nylon backpacks were spotted (I keep mentioning nylon because it’s a pretty cheap material so I’m hoping I won’t need to pimp myself out for too long), looking all cool and trendy on the models’ backs.
Also, the shoes. Each season Versace comes out with a pair of glorious chunky-heeled platforms and SS17 is no exception – this time with some very athleisure appropriate neoprene Velcro straps.
Note to self: as much as you’re quizzical about these Versace foam flatform sandals, they will be a thing, so Cassie, jump on that.
My favourite looks have to be the glorious black jumpsuit (#Need), Bella Hadid’s whole look and the amazing red, navy and grey nylon sweatpants and matching leather jacket.
What did you think of the Versace SS17 show? What’s on your wishlist?