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Donatella Versace relaxed her aesthetic for spring/summer 13. Gone were the corseted waists and nipped in hour-glass silhouettes of previous seasons and in their place stepped forth a new tribe of Versace girls who were young, happy-go-lucky and most importantly carefree. Breezy lace sun dresses skimmed the thigh, black shorts with tan lace detailing extenuated the models’ endless legs, while orange silk dresses with contrasting black lace added a Southern Californian hippy vibe. Lace was a key component of the collection and worked its way up everything from skin tight black trousers to engulf entire dresses, meaning there was a lot of bare flesh on display. Sky blue, pale orange and pink tie die added to the youthful laidback air, while Medusa prints were quick to remind us of the house’s heritage. The black gladiator boots that climbed mercilessly up each model’s leg to the knee were unapologetically fierce. While the finale of floor skimming gowns in burnished orange and midnight blue were as intense as a Californian desert sky.
Text: Holly Shackleton
Photography: Mitchell Sams
See all of our SS13 womenswear coverage here.