Just like sex. Versus SS15 by Anthony Vaccarello

Flash back. New York fashion shows in the late ’90s, opulent, hard as a diamond, sparkling like a fine Italian bubbly wine. Those were the days of hapiness for Donatella Versace. When the rock alter ego of Gianni has her Versus rebellion on stage, with Les Rythmes Digitales giving the pace to what was her rock style of living graciously. Donatella Versace is fashion’s original rock chick and her Versus label is has once again that amped sex appeal her style is known for. All thanks to a Belgian of Italian descent, Mr. Anthony Vaccarello.“It’s all about Anthony’s vision, his inspiration. The more freedom you give, the more I think you get what you want” says Donatella Versace of her newly anointed appointee as his collection is an amagalm of Versus style with a Versace spirit. The fashion pack was thrilled, so were we. A five year old Vaccarello was at his grandparents home in Sicily when he first watched what Versace is about on TV. “It was a dream. It was like meeting a legend. Versace was everywhere [when I was young]. Everyone is inspired by that house, even if you’re the most minimal designer. For me, it’s about opulence, about joy, happiness. It’s a luck to work with someone who did so much iconic things and is still…”, yeah, we guess is STILL rocking.VERSUS_2 His highly body-conscious black pieces are here to prove he was the perfect choice. A black-and-white rococo print, a Grecian asymetric trim, some of Gianni’s old black leather magic, accessories tailor made by DV herself, everything in this digital collection is about the italian house’s signature style today.VERSUS_3Anne Clark was seating there. So was Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Nina Dobrev, Rachel Zoe, Anna Wintour & Carine Roitfeld. Every girl in this house that loves to rock attended what was probably the most A-list packed show of the season. “I went back to my memories of what Versus was back in the day. I want to take that vibe and that energy to someone new. I think accessories are very important for Versus, so I was excited to put lions [an icon of the label] everywhere.” And it is this lion that roars.VERSUSAnja Rubik is Vaccarello’s muse of choice and it was into those mirrored set that we got a glimpse of his signature perfectly tailored creations with high slits and powerful cuts. We guess no one does sexy like Anthony Vaccarrello and no other label oozes sex appeal like Versus. A very smart and shart combination of names starting with a V indeed.VERSUS_4

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