Paris Haute Couture Week: the many sides of the Atelier Versace woman
Daytime looks have an almost nonchalant feel, with jackets falling deliberately from shoulders and garments allowing free, easy movement.
Silhouettes become more structured in the evening, however, bringing a feeling of power. Versace uses plenty of draping — which appears fixed in place — and complex techniques requiring specific skills and high-level expertise. The label uses a clever mix of textures, with bows and knots, and pleats that interweave as they flow across gowns. Pleats, in particular, form waves, flowing over silhouettes before finally tapering out as fringing at the bottom of gowns.
The collection includes plenty of dresses, by turns elegant, sensual and more extravagant in design. Plus, some are worn over pleat-front pants. These haute-couture pieces are finished with refined embellishments, such as Swarovski crystals, which bring a sparkling touch to a black cashmere evening coat.
Femininity is amped up further through accessories — sky-high heels, in particular, which heighten the feeling of power that the collection’s looks exude. Twisted leather bows bring a final refined touch to Versace’s heels.
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