• Text Vincent Levy
  • 18th January 2015

Pure and Simple

Donatella Versace has declared her latest menswear collection ‘stripped’, though not in the way you’d ordinarily expect from her brand. The baring of gym-wrought torso’s and thighs is naturally more of a Spring/Summer thing. For her latest Autumn/Winter showing, this word meant tearing away much of the Versace man’s signature ‘more is more’ aesthetic. Whilst the silhouette was still boldly masculine – best suiting a triumphant V-shaped physique, textures and patterns felt purer, and colour especially presented a new kind of subtlety.

Formality was also broken down by the introduction of more daywear options. Oversized knits, hoodies and bomber jackets played a part in this, the introduction of two new trouser styles had a bigger role. Firstly a skin-tight sports inspired kind, which when mixed with suiting gave a post work out feel. And secondly a far baggier shape in wool and denim variations that came off almost Hip-Hop. Mirroring this more comfortable feel, key accessories included simple holdalls, backpacks and high-top sneakers.