The Versace Fall 2023 RTW collectionw was inspired by the energy from clashing Golden Age glamour with contemporary attitude, and the confident power felt from living your own iconic moment in Versace.
“This collection starts from the understanding and appreciation of the body that we have always had in our heart at Versace. We applied the lessons learned in the Atelier to ready-to-wear: the construction, the tailoring, the beauty of fabric. This is a celebration of our craftsmanship and understanding of true luxury to create a wardrobe for the innovators and changers of the world and the people who champion them,” said Donatella Versace.
Dresses with folded structural busts, fluted necklines, and rounded shoulders all referenced the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 1995 collection. Signature Versace straight-shouldered tailoring enhanced an hourglass shape. Box-pleat A-line skirts and dresses showed expertise in cut with frontal projected kick volumes. A deep understanding of the body resulted in body-sensitive cuts and cutaways.
There is an emphasis across the entire collection on texture, tactility, and hand-feel, with a series of bespoke Versace fabrics crafted in collaboration with archival suppliers. Band and belt details paid in homage to House codes with archival ‘nastro Gianni’ stitching and the Medusa ’95 hardware—a version of the House Medusa signature debuted in the 1995 Atelier Versace campaign starring Madonna.
Foundational colors of Black, Caramel, and Chocolate are timeless and versatile, and aligned to the ambition of translating Atelier Versace quality, creativity, and craft into everyday ready-to-wear. Secondary Anthracite Gray, Dahlia Apricot, Turquoise, and Pink, reference Versace color palettes of the early 2000s.