There was definitely a younger, more carefree side of the Versace woman this season, a generous step away from the dark deviant we saw last season. This was the type of bohemian girl that parties at Coachella and takes movie worthy, cross-country road trips with her girlfriends, evanescent and free. “Maybe it’s for a younger crowd. I stepped out of my comfort zone,” Donatella Versace says of the debonair collection. The color palette was taken straight out of the desert with sexy nudes, cool blues, and warm sunset tones. Peek a boo lace revealed nothing but glowing skin and legs for days. “She’s a sexy, cool girl,” makeup artist Pat McGrath explained.
The smoky eye was still very much Donatella, but an easy, relaxed version using brown and black pigments with a noticeably light hand. Skin was radiant; bronzed cheeks had a sun kissed glow that appeared natural after a day in the sun. Guido Palau simplified hair for spring, lightly parting hair down the middle and combing Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam mousse through the roots to create thickness. Keeping everyone about the same length, some models had their hair cut on site, sacrificing a few extra inches for the sake of the show. Despite the impromptu trim, models like Kati Nescher, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Daria Strokous, and Anna Selezneva were more than happy to walk the runway with a new do’. There was movement and texture in this relaxed style, reflecting the same feel in the clothes. This was the definition of sexy- this was the kind of woman you would want with you to watch the sunset on a warm evening in Cabo, glass of champagne in hand.