Versace SS18

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Marking 20 years since the brutal murder of Gianni Versace, his sister Donatella Versace orchestrated a collection celebrating his most iconic looks. Drawing focus to his life and not his tragic death, the collection is bright, vibrant and everything and more of what you could expect from a Versace show.

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Gianni and Donatella Versace in New York in the 1990s: ‘Gianni was all about joy, and so full of life’. Photograph: Rose Hartman/Getty Images

The collection saw old prints revived from the Versace archive from the years of 1991-95. His most iconic and visually inspiring collections were born in this period including : Vogue, Warhol, My Friend Elton, Icons, Baroque, Animalia, Native Americans, Tresor de la Mer, Metal Mesh, and Butterflies.

Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Vogue.com

“Gianni was joy, he was happiness, full of life; and these prints were a big part of his personality,” Donatella Versace

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Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Vogue.com

Reinterpreting old prints into different silhouettes and fabrics gave the collection a futuristic feel. The combination of his statement baroque prints with thigh high boots and coordinating jackets plummets this collection forward into the 21st centaury and bang on trend aside all of the other fashion week collections.

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Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Vogue.com

“In one show you can’t really touch on everything Gianni did.” Donatella Versace

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Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Vogue.com8

Vogue, April 1995; Versace Spring 2018. Photos: Steven Meisel; Indigital.tv

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Left to Right: Versace March 1992; Versace Spring 2018. Photos: Patrick Demarchelier; Indigital.tv

Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista backstage at Versace S/S 1992

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Versace S/S1995

The beautiful homage to his work was concluded with a few friends from Versace’s most definitive era, adorned in gold lame floor length gowns. Supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen strolled down the catwalk hand in hand to the anthem ‘Freedom’ by the late George Michael, which seemed like a perfect way to mark 20 years since her brothers death and a way to celebrate such an iconic era for fashion.11

Finale to the Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Donatella Versace in center. Vogue.com

Sublitex’s hommage to Gianni Versace:

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Watch the full collection here:

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https://www.vogue.com/article/milan-fashion-week-spring-2017-gianni-versace-donatella-versace-tribute-supermodels-from-the-archives

https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2018-ready-to-wear/versacewww.Versace.com

 

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