Prep and Punk Collide at Versace for Fall/Winter 2024 | Savoir Flair
Milan Fashion Week
Prep and Punk Collide at Versace for Fall/Winter 2024
article
by Grace Gordon 4-minute read February 24, 2024

This is Cher Horowitz from Clueless in her Siouxsie Sioux era.

gallery look 1
gallery look 2
gallery look 3
gallery look 4
gallery look 5
gallery look 6
gallery look 7
gallery look 8
gallery look 9
gallery look 10
gallery look 11
gallery look 12
gallery look 13
gallery look 14
gallery look 15
gallery look 16
gallery look 17
gallery look 18
gallery look 19
gallery look 20
gallery look 21
gallery look 22
gallery look 23
gallery look 24
gallery look 25
gallery look 26
gallery look 27
gallery look 28
gallery look 29
gallery look 30
gallery look 31
gallery look 32
gallery look 33
gallery look 34
gallery look 35
gallery look 36
gallery look 37
gallery look 38
gallery look 39
gallery look 40
gallery look 41
gallery look 42
gallery look 43
gallery look 44
gallery look 45
gallery look 46
gallery look 47
gallery look 48
gallery look 49
gallery look 50
gallery look 51
gallery look 52
gallery look 53
article

It was easy to love the candy-colored, saccharine glory of the Versace Spring/Summer 2024 collection and its pastel checkered/skirt suit/Cher Horowitz/late 90s references. For Fall/Winter 2024, Versace takes these motifs in a darker direction. This season, Versace crafts an image of a woman who represents dualities: preppy and punk, buttoned-up and liberated, Type A and Type X.

Favoring a darker palette of crimson and noir, touched with elements like angelically prim white collars, the collection moves through an array of unbelievably well-fitting dresses (the phrase “like a glove” comes to mind), textural leathers, tweed coordinates, and sleek leopard-spangled bodysuits. Alongside menswear, the collection introduces playful elements like sheer tops and glossy overcoats.

Donatella Versace has, in recent seasons, subtly shifted the brand towards a more minimalist aesthetic, with clean lines and a nod to the iconic designs of her brother, Gianni Versace. This pivot towards simplicity has seen collections that are marked by a restraint that seems to pull back from Versace's traditionally bold sexiness. However, Fall/Winter 2024 marks a departure, reintroducing an edgier vibe without abandoning the tailored focus that has characterized the brand's recent direction. The collection infuses punk-inspired elements — studded belts, crystal embellishments, and rich use of leather — into its sophisticated tailoring, creating looks that transition seamlessly from professionalism to rebellion.

Through innovative fabric manipulation and a play on deconstructed silhouettes, Versace redefines power dressing in garments that challenge conventional perceptions. Luxurious tweeds are born from the shredding and weaving of traditional materials, while the tailored forms of dresses and suits push the boundaries of fashion norms, embodying a blend of strength and vulnerability. This polished aesthetic, underscored by references to punk culture, showcases a refined yet rebellious spirit, while unexpected corsetry and sheer bodices blend demureness with typical Versace provocation. 

article article

This season, Versace crafts an image of a woman who represents dualities: PREPPY and PUNK, BUTTONED-UP and LIBERATED, TYPE A and TYPE X.

Share This Story
Look 28 from Balenciaga‘s Fall 2022 Couture collection CHANEL | SAVOIR FLAIR HUBLOT | SAVOIR FLAIR
@savoirflair