Versace FW18 Redefines the Meaning of Catwalk

Versace FW18 Redefines the Meaning of Catwalk

Is Versace entering another golden age?

Is Versace entering another golden age?

Text: Megan Kasselberg

The Versace family has never feared patterns, and this season is no exception. Creative director Donatella Versace's newest menswear collection, which debuted during Milan fashion week, featured a host of leopard and Greek-inspired prints that were on-brand for the Italian fashion house.

Leopard rosettes covered pants, scarves and tops, adding a touch of edginess and '70s glamour to the catwalk. Camel coats and gold Medusa heads, the brand's emblem, paired nicely with their feline counterparts, emphasizing the matching golden hue of the chandeliers, chairs and tiled runway at the Società del Giardino in Milan, where the show took place.

The entire collection fell right in line with the archival looks Donatella has been serving lately. Her family's brand has been receiving even more attention than usual, with Donatella Versace recently winning the British Fashion Council's icon award, and last year being the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace's death. The September tribute to her late brother included reuniting 90's supermodels and recreating Gianni's original designs, while outside of the family American Crime Story's rendition of the mogul's murder premiers on January 17. Versace has insisted via a statement that the events portrayed in the show are fictional, and that the family is not affiliated with the series in any way, but we can't help but think it has increased brand awareness.

See the Versace FW18 jungle-ready looks below.

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