In Donatella Versace’s latest Spring / Summer 2022 collection for her eponymous house, the show went seamlessly from an all-black leather look to the classic extravagance of the Donatella era with bright neon hues and unique patterns. . As more and more looks have been introduced, so too with colors, as back-to-back monochrome looks are on display, featuring familiar faces like Naomi Campbell, Adut Akech, Dua Lipa. , Gigi Hadid, Lourdes Leon and Emily Ratajkowski.
The show opened with muscular shirtless men dressed in Versace boxers and black slacks are accessorized by pulling a string that puffed up large tapestries that looked like Versace scarves. A section of the show was devoted to the classic LBD or all-black uniform where the looks were presented with a few pops of color or detailed printing. Following their beloved platform heels at the house’s Fall / Winter 2021 runway show, a new version of the Versace platform was presented as high heels and sandals made their way to the runway.
As the show progressed, more and more colorful clothing was added, and eventually all of the looks screamed with bright, neon, Miami undertones, reminiscent of 1980s Versace. Elsewhere, the makeup looks for the show were paired perfectly with the looks, with diffused and soft colored eyeshadows and a shimmering base.
The runway’s silhouettes changed from larger, modern masculine shapes with tall blazers and flared pants to sparkly, bodycon mini skirts and high waisted shorts. These looks consisted of unique yet classic Versace designs in monochrome colors. Silk and satin have been paired with sequins and sequins for ultra-luxe extravaganza.
The colorful looks are in the order of the rainbow and have a glamorous end to go back to black, with sparkling and long evening dresses. The show ended with Dua Lipa wearing a sparkling hot pink chainmail dress, complete with a cutout waist and strapless top for a sultry yet ornate look. The latest collection from the Italian heritage house recalls the heyday of the Versace house. Harnessing both the elegant sensuality of Versace and a unique sense of the house’s inherent dynamism, the runway presentation reconnected Versace with its roots in a modern light.
Click to see all of the Versace Spring / Summer 2022 looks below.