The super Milanese house of Versace, as numerous other fashion-based establishments are currently going through a temporary faltering phase, obviously due to the uncertain and gloomy state of the world economic status. But there are few who exude a buoyant attitude towards the future such as Miuccia Prada, who stated, "Optimism is a choice" after her Spring/Summer 2010 presentation. And Donatella Versace seems to share the same aesthetic. It's that optimism that Ms. Versace injected in her Pre-Fall 2010 collection.
For this season, Donatella produce a rather bantam collection supposedly referenced by Japanese flower motifs. Those were present all over long-sleeve body-con numbers in colors such as lime green and lipstick red. Yet again, this seems to be a season where designers are soft playing with textures, the deep dark purple leather trench against the smoothness of the printed dresses. Versace also made an attempt into making a statement with the bold accessories, the color-blocking bags with color-pompous boots certainly emphasized the rather optimistic mood of the collection.
In Addition, there were fetishistic super tight latex-thighs that exuded an extremely provocative and edgy attitude for this season, seemly targeted to those filthy-rich females (or sometimes gender-confused males) daring to show their wild side to their lovers, and I'm totally o.k. with that (that applies to those who can successfully pull it off). Moreover, this collection showed a subtle play on proportions with looks that consisted on high-belted strong-shouldered blazers accompanied with flirty minis, giving the illusion of longer legs, which I'm sure most women won't complain about, especially those who don't exactly look like Anja Rubik.
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