Versace Menswear S/S12

The 70s and 80s permeated the collection giving that instant Versace feel with suede bombers and pleat front trousers

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Starting out with formal wear in the shape of perfectly styled, big and boxy suits, coming in a light slate grey as both single and double breasted versions, Donatella's Spring Summer Versace collection seemed quieter at first. Embellishments were gold buttons and pocket squares, giving a nod to the Versace glamour to come. The colour started from blue print shirts worn under open car coats, in the same formal suit slate grey. Quickly that blue, a similar one to the sky we have been seeing across the collections this season, came into its own. Full looks started as Military shirts and lighter pleat front trousers then on to 80s style blousons with matching knee length shorts.

The collection soon picked up pace and took on that full blown Versace look. All over shirts in blue, black and gold, cut to a super low v-neck, were teamed with matching figure hugging trousers. Suede bombers and asymmetric jackets also highlighted that fearless glamour, with a nod to the 70s and 80s. Varying brights then came through in a number of looks, with acid green, sunshine yellow and rich deep red all playing off a more neutral sand tone. Suits were in sand with bright detailing, while double breasted soft colour jackets were teamed with stand out red cigarette pants. Buckles also featured heavily throughout a number of looks, adding a tough hard edge. Trousers were seamed with strips of buckles and jackets were both fastened and embellished with brass clasps.

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