In a first for Versace, the label brought a co-ed show to the runway that played on both hyper-femininity and hyper-masculinity, yet did so by combining the two for a fluid, flamboyant affair. Donatella Versace’s tailored looks appeared on both men and women with only minor detailing, such as single versus double-breasting, differentiating the two.
Elsewhere, the men’s looks brought plenty of nods to traditional sportswear elements, archetype Versace aesthetics and house symbols, as well as a heavy use of print. We were treated to leather flight jackets adorned with gold hardware, shell jackets with completing track pants adorned with stripes, quilting, bold branding and much more, nods to traditional sports such as cricket with split cable-knit jumpers, and tailoring that brought wavy zebra stripes as well as bold Versace house motifs on denim looks.
Rounding out the collection was pinstriping, delivered with denim and leather that mixed textures and colors, as well as tailoring that was finished with slashes across both mens and womenswear pieces. Much like the women’s looks, tailoring for men featured big shoulders and cinched waists, with the slashes in the fabric held together by Greek Key-engraved jewelry-like rings.
Take a look at Versace’s FW20 presentation in the gallery above, and expect a release at Versace boutiques worldwide sometime this summer.
In other news, Seoul Fashion Week FW20 has been canceled amid fears of the coronavirus.