I had never really heard of Anthony Vaccarello until his design collaboration with Donatella for Versus Versace. I instantly fell in love with his dramatic use of black; often recognised for its somber tone, instead rather, he subverted the connotations of the hue and turned it into someting sexy. This is my first review for his eponymous label and I'm impressed. I loved the use of black, which he shown on the majority of his collection. The first looks were rather sober, with buttoned leather shirts and long skirts. But he slashed the waists with slits, making for a daring and sexy look.
Vaccarello said he was inspired by USA this season, the stars, the bald eagle, the fringe and the suede browns. The collection showcased star cut-outs which he placed delicatley on the trim of leather skirts and waists of leather jackets. The brown suede was contrasted with a final looks back to black. This time, they were more feminine than before, with plunging necklines and short-hemlines. These sexier dresses had metallic fringing which was a great effort at reviving such a traditonal, Western American technique. Vaccarello's been on the scene for quite a while now and I'm super excited to see what he'll create next season.
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