Versace seduces with lace in Milan

MILAN- Donatella Versace bared her soul at Milan fashion week on Friday with a delicate, intensely feminine summer/spring 2013 collection that starred chiffon creations with seductive lace embellishments.
The first looks onto the runway were hot pants and a top revealing the midriff, both in an intricate nude lace that looked like a second skin.

Versace seduces with lace in Milan
Pale blues, oranges and greens then dominated the show in the lush courtyard of Versace's palace headquarters in the Milan fashion district, with a series of lingerie pieces, cocktail dresses and long, floating evening gowns.
Black or nude lace marked nearly every creation -- used to reveal nude skin under a cut-away pattern on trousers, as swirling centre-pieces on short blue dresses or as the hem of a skirt on an ivory-coloured shirt dress.
Sensual lingerie pieces in lace were worn with black masculine jackets or cream ones cinched in at the waist -- as well as the obligatory leather jacket.
Shoulders and backs were cut out -- a prominent theme this season -- while Versace made her own mark on the trend for tops with one arm covered and the other bared, creating movement through billowing single sleeves or bell ends.
The shoes were killer high heels, with straps that wound around the leg up to the knee -- and when worn with a tunic-inspired long-sleeved mini-dress pulled in with two belts, they evoked the raw sensuality of ancient Rome.
The fashion house's Medusa logo was printed in tie-dye on many of the dresses, and there was an abundance of the gold and silver adornments so loved by Donatella, the sister of the late fashion legend Gianni Versace.
Dresses were worn with large choker necklaces made of slim metal chains -- a theme then picked up in skirts, tops and even a dress made of the free-moving chains which swished from side to side to create a sense of liquidity.
The evening was set to wind up with the presentation of the brand's second line, Versus, followed by an exclusive party with a live band and a performance by US singer Beth Ditto-- invitation only.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

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