Versace recently unveiled their new A/W 2013 Collection in Milan called “Vunk” ( Versace Punk ). Italian fashion icon Donatella Versace brought her own spin to punk unveiling a collection of fierce outfits embellished with deadly accessories, all in shiny white, black and red vinyls with an ocasional fur clasp. Men be warned, the new Versace woman is not to be crossed: long and very sharp-looking silver or diamante spikes graced most outfits, worn as chokers or clasps, while extra large nails were used as earrings or ornaments on dresses.
“I started thinking, what would we call the new punk today? This collection is my answer. It is sexy, strong, brave and full of energy,” she said.
The silver adornments so loved by Donatella, the sister of the late fashion legend Gianni Versace, also graced shoulder bags, while boots were studded.
It was not all about the vinyl: there were fur coats and small jacketsin bumble-bee yellows and blacks, and the label said new interpretations of animal prints had been developed for Versace by American artists The Haas Brothers. There were also tartan kilts in black and white, worn with thigh-high boots.
But it was hard to get away from it. Even black woollen coats had vinyl lapels, and an evening dress featuring a spider web motif, a recurring trend this season in Milan, had panels of vinyl inserted down the front and back.
Image Courtesy of Versace
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