Sartorial contradictions have always been embedded in Versace’s DNA, a brand built on clashing traditional Italian style with audacious modernity—think merging vibrant prints with elegant silhouettes, or combining sleek fabrics like silk and lace with hard embellishments such as metal and beads.
“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas,” Donatella Versace once said. “A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality.”
We partnered with Versace to highlight pairs of contrasting trends to flip between this season, an apt way to express ourselves given the current air of raging uncertainty and a future in question. Check them out below.
Sporty & Low-Key vs. City Chic
Tone things down for that morning coffee run with an oversized sweatshirt worn over floral-patterned trousers and matching two-tone sneakers. Then, swap for a more afternoon-ready look with a cardigan, leather skirt, and platform boot ensemble or a timeless leather jacket paired with a poplin button-down blouse, mini skirt, and square toe boot with logo jewel buckle.
Minimal Elegance vs. Maximal Casual
Minimalism took over the fashion world towards the end of the ’80s, when people exchanged bulky shoulder pads and gaudy designs for svelte silhouettes and pared-back colors. Today’s trend…