With so many friends who are singers and rockers, it is not surprising that Donatella Versace is very aware of music trends. Still seeing her interpret it on the runway makes you realize that the Italian designer has her finger on the industry’s pulse, on costumes and dressing, that is.
A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll, Donatella Versace mixed two very distinct music genre and got away with it! Sharp and tailored, the clothes can interchangeably be worn by David Bowie or Keith Urban without losing either the music or fashion beat.
Fringe on a blouson jacket, big belt buckles, slim fitting pants rolled at the hem, bling on a tuxedo, plaid shirt worn under a trench coat… the convergence of two very recognizable styles morphing into something that is so Versace speaks volume about the uniqueness of this collection.
And the best part about this, what Donatella did is actually reflective of the current crop of musicians. Though they are girls, both Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, the new singing stars easily change genres as they please proving their versatility.
Speaking of versatility, it is also a word you can use to describe the Versace Men Spring 2011 collection.