Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane are two very different designers–with generations between them–but the duo’s fall 2012 collection for Versus, was truly a marriage, of the best kind, of their two aesthetics.
Kane, a 29-year-old cool kid from London, clearly has an eye for what his peers want, and we can imagine he had young 20-something, club-goers in mind when he designed the dip-dyed, body-con, lace-up frocks. On the other hand, Donatella, a 55-year-old, glamorous Italian woman who’s been around the block a few times, probably had a hand in the collection’s more sophisticated and well-tailored pieces.
The result was a collection that while utterly young and fresh–like the laced-up frocks, or the lace and patterned pieces–was also very much grounded in a grown-up, luxurious sensibility–like the fluffy big fur, and the sumptuous leather pieces.
One thing’s for sure: Together, the two designers are certainly a force to be reckoned with.