I love the confident smell of Versace air. Everytime fashion week comes around, one of my favourite shows in Milan is the Versace show. This year, I had to thank the Gods that fashion week was commencing on a Friday because I would’ve slept through the whole thing otherwise. Zero energy this year. But luckily, I have some fantastic girls on my timeline that kept me informed the entire way. I caught the Versace SS23 show when it aired, and I was amazed and both shocked. I didn’t initially understand the show’s colour palette, especially as we’re talking about a spring-summer collection. Then I heard rumours of the clobber being inspired by a Church, and I had to pause the social commentary there. I got funeral vibes from the entire collection. Let’s dig deeper into my thoughts below.
The show opened with a piano piece, and then the studio soundtrack to the collection began, which was odd. To this day, I can’t quite wrap my head around why the piano piece in the opening because it clashed with the soundtrack. Some models were set prop pieces in the virtual room that hosted the show. If these models had opened to the designated soundtrack, that would’ve made for a smoother opening. Again, the dark clothes they wore with accompanying shades make me feel like this collection is perfect for modern funeral wear. Of course, you’d have to be a pretty confident person to wear this at all.
Versace SS23 Soundtrack
As for the soundtrack – Oh my goodness. Sex to the devil? Yeah. There is no way a Church was the inspiration behind the collection. Contrastingly, a Church is an art, and art inspires life. According to Donatella, the Goddess of Freedom inspired the collection. I agree with her and say that she achieved that with this collection. The models walked out as confident as the lyrics for the song. These women encompassed brides of confidence.
Irina walks to the “Sex To The Devil” soundtrack of the Versace SS23 show. pic.twitter.com/xu1hBM5pye— SSEDITORIAL RUNWAY (@sseditorialmag) November 5, 2022
My favourite custom soundtrack used in the show was “Boys Are Bad.” It’s the perfect anthem for reasons why I should focus on myself and happiness.
Mixed Metal Jewellery
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– As seen on Anok Yai.