Saturday, 20 November 2010

The greatest collaboration?.... Versus AW10-11

New From Fifi....

 VeRSUs: Versace & christopher kane 

VERSACE's 'VERSUS' diffusion line was created in 1989 and had a defined focus on innovation and flair. It re-launched in 2009 and with that came a new collaboration with British Designer Christopher Kane as the lines Designer, and Donatella Versace as the Creative Director. The youthful glamour fused with rock-chick look is the lines aesthetic. 

The A/W 2010/2011 collection is filled with waist fitted and flared knife pleated prom skirts, sultry dresses cut from light weight silk and satin, paired with structured leather jackets and printed t-shirts to give it the chic rock look. 

This collection is Christopher Kane's  second collection for Versus. The collection is based on the 1990s rock ‘n’ roll culture for the edgier woman in us.


[Ribbed biker leather jacket paired with pleated satin velvet-panelled skirt]

[Silk satin and chiffon mini dress]

[Chiffon and velvet mini dress]

[Pleated satin-velvet panelled skirt, ribbed biker leather jacket teamed with printed stretch jersey t-shirt]

[Pleated satin skirt teamed with grey stretch jersey t-shirt: Photograph by Bruce Weber] 


Collaboration was also brought in from photographer Bruce Webber’s tinted photos for the Versus brand tees.In 1991, Peter Lindbergh shot an iconic cover for American Vogue. The feature involved all the supermodels of the time from Cindy, Naomi and Cristy amongst others. They were styled with black leather biker jackets and little pleated skirts from the Versace range. 
 This Versus A/W 2010-2011 collection also features the 1991 Peter Lindbergh photos of models  Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell that were silk-screened on to t-shirts and bags using a stone-washed effect that were matched with mini puffy satin-pleated dresses.

The Iconic Photo below...

[Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Stephanie Seymour in Gianni Versace: Autumn/Winter 1991-1992, Vogue, September 1991, Photograph by Peter Lindbergh, Photograph courtesy of Peter Lindbergh]

I am in love with fashion all over again! 

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