Clothing contradictions have always been ingrained in the DNA of Versace, a brand that blends traditional Italian flair with bold modernity – consider merging vibrant prints with sleek silhouettes, or combining stylish fabrics like silk and lace with hard ornaments such as metal and pearls.
“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas,” Donatella Versace once said. “A businesswoman needs a successful blend of design and practicality.”
We’ve teamed up with Versace to highlight pairs of contrasting trends to switch between this season, a fitting way to express ourselves given the current air of unleashed uncertainty and a questionable future. Check them out below.
Sporty and discreet vs City Chic
Tune things up for that morning coffee with an oversized sweatshirt worn over floral patterned pants and matching two-tone sneakers. Then go for a more afternoon-ready look with a cardigan, leather skirt and platform boot set or a timeless leather jacket paired with a poplin button-down blouse, mini skirt and ankle boots. square toe with logo buckle.
Minimum elegance vs maximum casual attire
Minimalism invaded the fashion world in the late ’80s, when people traded chunky shoulder pads and flashy designs for svelte silhouettes and clean colors. Today’s on-trend climate balances the former with an occasional ‘more is more’ touch – you’re just as likely to spot soft colors and slim cuts on the runway as contrasting patterns, oversized tailors and bottoms. bulky shoes.
Minimalists will swoon over the geometric double-breasted pantsuit and side-slit evening dress with iconic Versace Medusa logo buttons, while peacock dressers can opt for a head-to-toe floral look in combining these stockings and a mini dress with sleeves.
Dark & Fierce vs Vibrant & Funky
The color black is synonymous with haute couture, and it’s not hard to see why – it’s mysterious, versatile, and makes every outfit effortlessly chic. For all the all-black fashionistas, Versace’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection offers you sleeveless, zip-up mini dresses and leather platform boots.
But for those who need a little (or a lot) of color in their life, the line features a handful of vibrant touchstones like floral prints, neon green and bright red and blue accessories.
Monochrome or color block sneakers
This season is all about chunky sneakers. If you’re looking for a more understated shoe that doesn’t skimp on personality, opt for a stylish monochromatic silver Versace Chain Reaction sneaker. Otherwise, the color-blocked Versace Squalo red / blue / black is sure to satisfy all your footwear needs.
“Carry-All” bag vs “Just the Essentials” bag
When it comes to bags, you are either the “throw it all” type or the “just the essentials” type. Go shopping or perform various administrative daytime activities? Go with a handy shopping bag for random shopping or take out your wallet without worrying about zippers or clasps. Hit the town with your significant other? A lightweight shoulder strap keeps all your essentials (makeup, car keys, etc.) safe and will never weigh you down.