Paris Haute Couture Week: the many sides of the Atelier Versace woman

The Versace woman has many facets — a sexy, modern, sensual and powerful woman on the go, exuding femininity in the extreme. This was captured in the label’s latest catwalk show, Sunday, July 3, on the first day of Paris Haute Couture Week in the French capital.

Atelier Versace autumn/winter 2016-2017 haute couture collection. – ©Atelier Versace
Versace has always celebrated women, but this autumn/winter 2016-2017 haute couture collection honors them in the finest of ways. Sexy, powerful and modern,

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.

Atelier Versace autumn/winter 2016-2017 haute couture collection – ©Atelier Versace

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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