Donatella takes maximalism to new heights at Versace’s Fall 2018 Menswear collection in Milan. Known for her trademark “more is more” attitude, Versace ups the ante with an unrestrained approach to layering, pattern mixing, and heavy textiles. As far as the clothes go, Versace’s iconic sex appeal is at an all time high as Donatella continues her winning streak from the past few seasons. The collection merges Versace’s iconic past with the present, illustrating how important Gianni’s legacy is to the house of Versace.
Many of the fabrics, and even jewelry fashioned from cutlery was largely adopted from the archives of the Versace Home collection. Silk shirts and tunics are printed with gold medallions and the medusa print adding a retro appeal to the luxury streetwear separates. Gold fringe originally designed for cushions line a patchwork hooded sweater paired with relaxed joggers. A brand new sneaker collab with legendary rapper, 2 Chainz made it’s debut at Milan Fashion week. The appropriately named “Chain Reaction” sneaker embodies every sneakerhead’s dream. Available in seven wildly unique colorways, the shoe features a chunky chainlink sole and glam 90’s hip-hop era inspired silhouette with “love” written in braille across the side; it’s sure to be the it-sneaker of the season.
Prints and patterns are perhaps the strongest element in the collection, and are mixed with colorful plaids and tartans and even animal prints. This time around, it’s all about tiger stripes. Animal print trousers with black and gold side panels worn with multiple layered silk shirts of the same design, are styled with an ultra long camel coat. And as if that weren’t enough bling, a gold pin on the jacket’s lapel features the label’s new updated logo.
In another look, a head to toe red and gold velvet track suit with matching Chain Reaction sneakers and a statement puffer coat, screams luxury. Even full suits in matching head-to-toe plaids feature a youthful modern edge, when paired with the aforementioned sneakers. The nostalgia-inducing gold medusa, Greek key and exotic animal prints are repeatedly styled together throughout the collection for a rich, cohesive aesthetic found throughout the entire collection.