Vera Wang Fall-Winter 2013-2014 RTW Fashion Show

Versace goes glamorous and punk for Fall 2013, featuring glossy PVC in traffic-stopping yellows and reds, studs and spikes, and bold plaids on the catwalk!


WITH both her previous and new proteges - Chris Kane and JW Anderson - not to mention Janet Jackson and Lana del Rey looking on, Donatella Versace presented us with one of the week's starriest front rows and her take on punk: the vunk. See what she did there?

This was not a collection for the faint-hearted. It was a collection for the fearless, the brave and those who are unapologetic when it comes to wearing sex (or maybe sexiness) on their sleeve. Studs, vinyl, aggression, tight dresses, not-there dresses, nails, rivets, staples - you name it and it was there and then some in abundance. If ever there were clothes made to say "danger" these were them. But then that's what Donatella is about. You don't expect everyone to suddenly go around and become a super vixen, but if they change their minds, this would be a good place to start.

See tiny tight vinyl dresses, the modesty for which was protected only by supersized militaryesque coats that perched on shoulders, thigh-high armed-and-dangerous spiked boots beneath, heels to impale trespassers with.

It was about extremes - little and large, super shiny surfaces or those that had been plentifully attacked. Wrists and necklines were all ready for battle in spike arrangements, a force to be reckoned with. In white, black, red and yellow, even the colour palette became its own natural warning mechanism - the animal prints a collaboration with artists the Haas Brothers.

There were pleats and tartan kilts - we'd seen the tartan at Moschino earlier in the day but in a completely different way (completely different), and we've been seeing kilts and punks of varying degrees the whole show season long.

Realistically there's probably only details of this, and seriously toned down, that will translate into something wearable. It's only really Donatella herself that can pull off her own creations with such aplomb as she did in a studded suit to take her bow.   via:

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