The Atelier Versace Fall 2016 collection shows women how to roll out of bed and still look tailored. The event began purely dishabille showcase and eventually incorporated other styles from classic Greek to futuristic.
Supermodel Karen Elson opened the Atelier Versace Fall 2016 show with a walk that was sexy and casual matching her messy bun, robe-like coat and bow-toe stilettos. How fitting that the soundtrack, Emmanuelle’s “Free Hifi Internet” consisted of a female millennial rapping about “I already forgot your name/you should be lucky I came.” This same girl could roll out of bed, throw on a robe and boudoir mules and strut off to another party. Donatella Versace cleverly presents ideas on how to dress elegantly on the fly.
The collection evokes Greek goddesses, ballerinas and Jetsons girls – an unusual combination! But there’s no doubt that this collection is elegant, athletic and futuristic. The models had attitudes, and soundtrack was a medium through which we saw their as their inner thoughts. Donatella showed the thoughts of a sassy young woman reluctant to go to a party, highlighting the control the girl had over her own destiny. She has one foot inside the cocktail party and one foot in the bedroom where she’d rather be, reflected in her clothing’s dishabille theme.
The Atelier Versace Fall 2016 collection is a powerful mix of color and texture, featuring calm pastels, sleek blacks and deep reds with pleating reminiscent of fish fins and feathers. The hoop earrings signaled a street smart “Jenny from the Block” vibe that emphasized the girl-with-attitude theme of the show. The drapery stole the show conjuring Vionnet’s 1930s silk satin gowns that were themselves inspired by classic Greek dressing.
The top 10 looks from this collection are the most dynamic and suited for the daily life of an active woman. As a young female voice said on the soundtrack, “Siri, find me an exit.” A woman can leave whenever she wants to, and will make a dramatic exit with the train of her dress mopping the floor.