Runway Report: Atelier Versace Spring 2016 Couture

Donatella Versace headlined Paris Couture Week with what was unquestionably one of her most technical and complex collections to date.   The woman known for sex, curves and skin on display decided to show a different kind of heroine – one that is fearless, focused, and completely independent.  “This collection is meant to inspire feminine strength to overcome obstacles”, she explained backstage.

There was a dominance of innovation and science in this ergonomic collection with asymmetrical geometric piecing, coiled Swarovski straps meant to hold gowns together, and interesting fusion of sequined and metal mesh.  The collection was titled “Athletic Couture”, and the sporty glam element was an obvious theme.

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