Pure and Simple

Versace FW15
18 January 2015

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.

GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show