Versace’s Killer Style Modeled On Modern Day Sicario
Donatella Versace’s Fall 2017 menswear collection in Milan was an acknowledgement of uncertain times ahead. After a year that included not just Brexit, but also the election of Donald J. Trump There was a mood of caution in the air. “We’re living in hard times, with problems all over the world,” she said before the show. “I liked the idea of men and a brotherhood, and I believe men are stronger together.”
The first half of the show was filled with sleek Versace suits, topcoats, skinny ties, and Vibram-soled boots that looked both tough and sensual. Woven jacquard topcoats came patterned with digital checks and were worn over turtlenecks and styled with a single gold chain medallion. Waistlines were extravagantly emphasized and were fiercely cinched including a dark satin mackintosh, a wide-hooded shearling coat, a lipstick-red leather coat, and two down parkas, one in a buffalo check. Apparently, Donatella had been thinking about clans and their tartans, which is why checks were a recurring theme through the show.
Versace’s selection of suiting teamed with topcoats, skinny ties, and brogue, Vibram-soled boots, should appeal to non-conformist types. Like the type of man who appreciates Jason Statham’s nattily dressed elite killer character roles. Their wardrobe? Sliced-hem pants with zippers to accommodate boots, sleek car coats and patent leather backpacks that give off the vibe of a modern day sicario.
This is a collection about the different tribes of Versace men, and the powerful positive energy that can happen when men from different places, and different cultures join together, says Donatella Versace of her latest men’s show. Archetypes familiar to any Versace fan showed up; there were the suited up power brokers, jet setting, shearling loving oligarchs, post punks with a penchant for sharp tailoring, stylish city skater dudes, and more, all rocking some serious man bangs.