It’s undeniably true that these are some pretty bizarre times. These are times that seem to have made us change the way we see the world around us; times where although we are physically distanced from each other, we’re starting to come closer to each other emotionally and spiritually. The Versace SS21 Fashion Show, ‘Versacepolis’, reflects Donatella Versace’s perspective on this changing world, on a lost world now being slowly rebuilt.
Physically attended only by Versace staff which have all undergone a COVID-19 test, the show transports us to an underwater fantasy dominated by confidence, strength, and positivity, which figuratively points towards a more optimistic and peaceful outside world.
Versace herself insisted on this dreamy, yet disruptive world: “I wanted to create something disruptive, something that could be in tune with what has changed inside all of us. To me that meant dreaming of a new world. A world made of popping colours and fantastic creatures and a world in which we all can coexist peacefully. This collection has an upbeat soul and is optimistic, dreamy, positive… These are clothes that bring you joy.”
These items do indeed present the right combination of disruption and optimism – vibrant eye-catching colours, sharp contrasts and patterns, bold prints… take a look at our selection of some of the greatest looks from the show!
This article was written by Leonardo Zor, the Managing Editor here at The A-Z Bible.