MFW A/W 12-13: Versus

By  February 27, 2012

Where last season the balance between Christopher Kane’s London cool kid aesthetic was perfectly balanced with Donatella’s legendary Milanese va va voom, for Fall 2012, that harmony was as unbalanced as the asymmetrical cut out body-con minis that stormed the runway. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, of course, as one would do well to remember that Kane is an employed creative director for Versus, and not a collaborator (as with say his highlighted jeans for J. Brand).

Last night’s collection was all Versace. From the high glam sex appeal to the printed thigh high boots and bouncing hooded furs. The palette began with a host of aubergine before giving way to jewel tone magentas and emerald greens. In the nuance of print, a kind of geometric abstraction of the house’s medallion, Kane’s hand was palpable, particularly where dresses printed of the stuff were teamed with matching boots for an all over effect. A pair of acid wash harem jeans worn with tough pink accented flat biker boots, however, had dear Christopher’s name all over it.

There was definitely high-glam sex appeal, check-out those booties!

One-sleeve tops had a grunge appeal

Magenta worked it’s magic on winter looks

Aubergine tones opened the show

The Versus duo: Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane