The gentlemen of Versace – men of the world, men of character and individual attitude. Lightweight, layered, fluid, functional: for the way men live their lives today. Summer coats bring a new ease and nobility, from ultra-light long parkas of near transparent nylon, or an open weave flowing trench. The Versace silk shirt is reborn as a zip-up blouson, with iconic prints over-dyed to create a deep and intense colour palette for summer.
Tailoring is about functionality, whether it’s the unstructured jersey suit jacket that keeps its shape, or the tailored pants with elasticated waist and cuff. Leather blazers have a defiant attitude, while leather bikers and coats have been slashed then embellished with small studs. Silk knitwear is light and often tied round the waist, like the fine-knit sweater with a back of cupro, or a fine knit polo shirt with a gold Medusa at the hem.
Tie prints appear on long silk shirts, or a silk pyjama set, while the print also appears on elegant single-breasted tailoring. The new Versace Active athletic performance wear underpins the collection, with technical cycling shorts and running leggings adding modern reality. Versace technical sneakers are super lightweight, while hiking sandals have webbing straps woven with the Greek key, worn with Versace socks.
Versace’s Empire bag is worn across the body, carried as a large weekender, or transformed into a backpack. A new watch, the sporty V-Race Diver, has the attitude of the global traveller. The soundtrack features never-before-heard music by Prince, which was written and recorded as a personal gift to Donatella Versace.
“I love change. I want to push Versace forwards, and capture the spirit of individuality and creativity in the men that I love.” Donatella Versace
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