Sunday 9 June 2013

Versace Resort 2014 Collection Review

If you took a regular Resort collection out of it's stereotypical box and into the hands of a "no risk is boring" designer, you'd get Versace's 2014 collection.

Daring, powerful and somewhat summery- the Versace collection was just right. The perfect combination of riskay silhouettes with cropped hemlines and short bandage dresses.

The colour palette saw bursts of white, aqua, yellow, dusty pink, coral and black pulled together to create looks for a diverse range of buyers. You have the black looks for the formal, yet sexy looks for the modern-day empowered woman, as well as the brightly coloured, "in your face" looks for day wear in the sun.

Certainly, Donatella was not afraid to have fun with this collection, but when is she ever afraid of that? Clothing does not have to be boring at all. You can go from a slightly more demure sweetheart girl in the day to a lustrous goddess in the evening. In my opinion, this is what Versace does best... it brings together the girls who want to experiment and not confine themselves to one boring look.

Some attempts at colour-blocking were made with this collection, as yellows and pinks were paired together, for example. Expectation is in the past- clothing can be exactly what you want it to be.

Sex appeal boosted to the max- simple, yet sassy white bandage dress contrasted nicely with a black textured clutch.

A simple floral pattern can never go wrong for Summer.

Traditional? What is that. Why choose one bland swimsuit when you can make a statement with this, to say the least. Chequered on one side and floral on the other- the ultimate contrast. The one-strap and plunged neckline adds the sexiness to the look, however. For me, the bag is what I'm loving the most here, that Versace emblem looks gorgeous against the turquoise. 

Double neon yellow with a bandage dress with a slightly longer hemline but still short, nonetheless. Tight is the way with Versace. I'm all for the strappy heels in this collection too, certainly on-trend right now.  

A bit more subtle and demure with the dusty pink combination here but the cropped jacket still  adds a youthful  atmosphere. I've been missing oversized clutches so it's nice to see one here, although the structure of it seems quite unique with the satchel strap. 

Adore this look. The sheer mesh on the sleeves and bottom of the skirt is stunning together. All black is the perfect way to look sophisticated, yet sexy. Again, love the clutch and the "undefinable" look here. I presume the model is wearing a dress and a blazer but the construction adds that "all-in-one" feel. 

All coral- a very daring look to pull off but look at that slit! Midriff, cleavage and killer legs to  distort the "boring" blazer and skirt look. Who says office chic has to be for the office? 

Very Donatella with the black and gold combination. I am obsessed with this blouse with the gold pocket outlines. Unconventional but stylish with the strappy heels too. Slouchy can be uber-chic! 

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