A few short months ago, it seemed near impossible to avoid the omnipresence of Bruno Mars’ catchy slow summer tune, Versace on the Floor. It was played in malls, supermarkets, Ubers — inevitably and not long after, our heads. The track goes something like this: “Oooh I love that dress / But you won’t need it anymore / No, you won’t need it no more.” The key to Mars’ provocative chart-topper? It wouldn’t have worked if said dress was anything other than Versace.
Sensuality has always been at the heart of the Versace house code. Then-creative head and founder Gianni Versace purveyed his perennial fascination with the sensual curves of the human body. His masterpieces were leather chaps and fringe jackets; flamingo pink and plunging cleavage; power-shoulders and body-con wrapping. Gianni made “sexy” synonymous with his label.
His successor Donatella Versace carried on the legacy — and her Fall 2017 offerings paid full testament to that. Through both her menswear and womenswear collections, the artistic director redefined sexiness. For the ladies, it was a confection of cut-out flounces, floral prints on acid, sheer vixenish dresses, and leather gloves championing feel-good words of the moment (“UNITY”, “STRENGTH”, “EQUALITY”, et al); while the gents had street-tinged officewear — replete with tartan checks and lipstick reds.
Albeit sticking with Fall’s layering trope, they were seductive nonetheless. At the end of the day, what’s underneath is what matters. Donatella knows that. Bruno Mars knows that. We know that.
Here, swipe through and see the best of Versace Fall 2017 for him and her.
Photography: Russel Wong
Photography assistance: Darryl Gan
Stylist: Sharon B Tan
Styling assistance: Yeoh Su Min and Edlyn Seow
Makeup: Tinoq Russell Goh using Fenty Beauty
Hair: Dylan Chan using Schwarzkopf Professional