“When I work, I think of Generation Z and the freedom they have in not being afraid to mix contrasting pieces together. Pop-art meets classicism—contrast like this is everything to me, it makes you think and feel.”Donatella Versace
Versace’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection denoted confidence through unexpected juxtapositions in the collection’s pieces: fun and formal mixed with touches of bravado and sensibility, some baroque and pop, reflecting a new Versace man.
This juxtaposition translates into a harmonious blend of the allure of the Versace aura and the sensuality of today’s man’s figure. Through form-fitting sheer mesh finishes, a series of both sporty and modern suits and flowing sleeveless tops enhance the masculine physique of today’s Versace man.
Graphic prints were revalued in pop colors reflected on shirts and T-shirts, creating new icons of the brand’s visual signatures. The colors of the collection are characteristically bright and focused on denoting that air of freshness, with two-tone and neon striped suits, metallic jackets, and crisp orange, blue and white.
The collection also made a statement in terms of eco-friendly proposals through python-print leather as an alternative to exotic skins, and leather-look styles made in eco-sustainable latex.
The Medusa Hobo Repeat, an archival Versace hobo bag presented in a new reissue, comes in an XL size that wraps around the shoulder. Shoes, handbags, and accessories include metallic formal shoes, diamond clutch bags, and python printed leather styles.
Bringing a new air of freshness and icons, not only in the garments, the collection presented a new generation of Versace, as among the models that walked the runway were the sons of some of the icons who have been part of the history of the catwalk of the brand, such as Mark Vanderloo, Helena Christensen, Andre van Noord, Carla Bruni, Megan Douglas, and Angela Lindvall.