Versus | AW12-13
Christopher Kane seems destined to have provided Donatella a much needed fresh energy to the house of Versace. For the last couple of seasons Kane has together with Donatella ensured that the brand stays ahead of the fashion game. This season Versus followed the mainline collection into a much more sombre landscape with a colour palette of burgundy, purple, blue and light grey and accents of deep pink.
The silhouette was sleek and tailored with the typical cut out and peek-a-boo details that is a Versace signature. There was the usual glamourous sex kitten meets light bondage vibe that is Versace’s claim to fame. A much more wearable punk and bondage version of the Versace show which went full gear towards a dark goth aesthetic.
Where Versace goes extreme, Kane manages restraint at Versus being the ying to Versace’s yang.