Versace Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

by Melissa Tunstall


Subtlety and Versace go together like pickles and peanut butter. One doesn’t wear Versace to blend in, nor does one eat P&P for a bland sandwich. Donatella Versace knows this and designs clothes for women who want to be the garner attention. Versace’s ready-to-war collection for fall 2013 continues with this trend—it wouldn’t be Versce if they hadn’t.

The clothes, exquisitely made and created to show off women’s best assets, also have slits up to there and necklines down to there. Playing off the grunge trend that has been seen in New York, London, and Milan, plaids and safety pins were combined with shiny leather jackets and pants. Sharply straying from the breezy collection of spring 2013, this collection was less summer music festival and more Vegas meets Nashville meets Seattle.

Bedazzled cowboy boots were worn with yellow animal print jackets, and sharp, silver spikes accented the long gowns with expertly cutout sides. Black formed the color base but splashes of red and yellow added some color. Heavy metal details were found on nearly all pieces, from the previously mentioned safety pins and spikes to wallet chains and chokers; and the skirt lengths trended more towards mini and micro-even the knee length ones had major slits.

While this season of designs were typical Verace, the cohesiveness of the collection seemed slightly more hodgepodged. Musical locales could definitely have been the inspiration—and the clothes would make someone stand out, that’s for sure. If Donatella was going for a grunge mixed with Nashville vibe (perhaps even a hint of Clueless), Versace nailed it.