JW Anderson’s one-off capsule collection for Versace will be unveiled at a “happening” tonight in New York (Grimes is performing) and WWD got a sneak peek at it and the new new Versus Versace collection.
A little confused? We were too. Here’s the deal: there’s Versus Versace, “a seasonless collection of house classics,” and then, separately, the one-season capsule line by Anderson. (Many more one-off collabs will follow.) The former, comprised of timeless Versace signatures–think leather, studs, safety pins and belt prints–is available on VersusVersace.com now. Prices range from $250 to $1,250. The J.W. Anderson collection won’t be available until June 15 and will also be sold at Net-a-porter, Opening Ceremony, Browns of London and Saks Fifth Avenue.
So what does Anderson’s collection look like? For one, there doesn’t seem to be much of a disparity between the men’s and women’s pieces. In fact, WWD‘s Jessica Iredale admits to mistaking the former for the latter. Both feature plenty of body-con crop tops, lace, and bright colors. “Unisex is the most modern thing that a lot of people do not touch on,” Anderson told WWD. “The whole collection has to feel jarred….I think there’s a sharpness of the bridging of the [male and female].”
Though Anderson doesn’t mention it explicitly, we’re also getting a club kid vibe–one of the male models, wearing a pink and lace top, was styled with a what looks like a thick black elastic tied around his upper arm. Is heroin chic back?
Click through for some of our favorite looks from the seasonless Versus Versace collection and stay tuned for the rest of Anderson’s capsule.