Spring 2013 finds Versace in a much freer state of being. Loose, flowing and whimsical while never losing its sexual edge. The collections coming from Milan have embraced the late sixties, early seventies however it’s the vain of the music festivals of every generation that this collection represents.
Mini tunic dresses, shorts and jeans with lace inserts; care free, tie dyed silk T-shirt dresses with billowy trumpet sleeves; pelmet skirts held together with Western cross-lacing scream to be danced in. The cross-body bags worn through out are the perfect accouterments for dancing unlike the gladiator heels.
Vogue.com relayed Donatella’s inspiration and battles within herself regarding the collection, “I didn’t use any of the usual construction that goes inside. I wanted to challenge myself to do fluidity and lightness—and to have the ability to change. Is it younger, too?” ventured a reporter, tentatively. Yes. But I am getting younger! Ms. Versace shot back, laughing. Maybe it’s for a younger crowd. I stepped out of my comfort zone”.