Versace Spring/Summer 2018 Brought Back The Good Old Days Of Gianni Versace

“This collection is like a homecoming.” It's the coronation of Versace.

BY sarah chong | Mar 30, 2018 | Fashion


It’s known, no doubt, that the Versace brand is bright, loud and heavy on baroque prints. But the past menswear seasons were stripped down (for Donatella Versace’s standards), focusing on silhouettes and cuts. Now on to Spring/Summer 2018, it was time to come home. “This collection is like a homecoming,” said Donatella Versace. “It’s about the passions that define Versace, the complexity of men, the energy of today.”

It was no coincidence that she chose this season to have her show set back on Via Gesu, the family palazzo, as it was also the 20th anniversary of her brother Gianni Versace’s shocking death (now brought to light again through the nine-part television series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story). The collection saw Gianni through the cornerstones of the Versace brand –loose silk tops and bomber jackets of rococo and greca prints, worn over and under pinstripes and check suits – and printed caps. More Ancient-Roman style masks and embroidered crowns on bright red tops saw vintage Versace reconstructed for the modern man.

Interestingly, you’ll also find soft pastels in the collection. Powder pink and baby blue on tracksuits (and if you’d like a gold one, they have it too), and logo T-shirts that read through a very modern font. What we’ll say is, it isn’t easy to find heavy traces of solemnness here. Even the black jumpers were quilted and paired with signature prints. Gianni would be proud.