Versace, Milan, Leather and Cowboys

Versace AW14 / Milan Fashion Week

Versace AW14 / Milan Fashion Week

Today is the last day of Milan Men Fashion Week. So far one of the only runway show I’ll remember will be Versace’s. Of course. First of all because Versace is one my favorite ‘designer’, and second of all because Donatella is my idol. Not since Lady Gaga’s song, since a long time, I can’t remember to be honest. Anyway, Donatella gave us a good surprise by offering us a sensational runway show, almost diva-esque, daring. Yes she dared to put the leather pants back in the business, and what a business are those cowboys boots and rhinestones horseshoes ! Ok I have to admit’s that sometimes my eyes were more focused on the models instead of the clothes but there’s no harm looking at the side dishes on the menu, right?

Versace AW14 / Milan Fashion Week

Versace AW14 / Milan Fashion Week

Another highlight of this collection is those famous silk shirts. Donatella brought back a revamped version of Gianni’s classic prints, which I have to admit drove me completely crazy when I saw them. I am a huge fan of Gianni’s silk shirt, especially those with baroque or tropical prints. For the moment my personal collection is only composed of only 2 Versace’s shirt but it will be hard this time to resist, if you can afford it (count at least £700 for a Versace’s silk shirt) go for it as soon as they’re out because they won’t last long.
That being said, let’s get back to the silk shirts. There was almost 4 of them, cowboy-themed of course and there was even one that looked very familiar to me, I don’t know if it’s a re-edition or not but one of the models was sporting this stunning indian/cowboy shirt from Gianni era, in black and blue.

Versace AW14 silk shirt / Milan Fashion Week

Versace AW14 silk shirt / Milan Fashion Week

Here is a picture of the ‘original’ one, from Gianni Versace (circa 1992/93).

Vintage Gianni Versace shirt : 1992

Vintage Gianni Versace shirt : 1992

Once again, Donatella stayed true to the DNA of Versace, even more this time than before I would say. Even if the cowboy theme is not recurrent in Versace’s history (apparently there never was any cowboy-themed collection for men according to Donatella), it has already been explored by Gianni in the past, in 1992 to be exact with a campaign featuring supermodels Yasmeen and Christi, all dressed in leather-cowgirl.

Gianni Versace Signature campaign / 1992

Gianni Versace Signature campaign / 1992

It was a daring collection, bold choices and colors, black, camel, red, blue, teal green were all marvelously applied on leather, fur or silk fabrics. As always, Donatella appeared after the cowboys’ show. She smiled, she waved, she conquered.

Versace AW13 collection / Milan Fashion Week

Versace FW14 collection / Milan Fashion Week

Bisou !

(c) pictures from WWD

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