The Versace Spring 2018 RTW collection pays tribute to the artistic genius and legend that is Gianni Versace. Read the review below!

Review | Collection

versace-spring-2018-ss18-rtw-gianni-versace-tribute-collection-reviewversace-spring-summer-2018-ss18-rtw (1)-baroque-print-outfitThe life and works of Gianni were the inspiration for Versace Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week. On the 20th anniversary of the death of her brother, Donatella Versace honored him with a spectacular and heartfelt collection. The looks were all either recreations or modified versions of some of his best and most popular designs.

The show opened with the classic black and gold baroque-inspired Versace print which made its first appearance in 1991 at Gianni’s Fall/Winter show. This scarf print was the most prominent in this collection, seen on dresses, skirts, pants and catsuits. Some looks even combined it with animal prints like leopard and snakeskin.

The show then moved on to exquisite all-black outfits with gold ornamental barocco embellishments. And some even had cowboy inspired details much like the Versus SS18 collection.

The next print featured was the ‘Trésor de la Mer’ print that was inspired by Gianni’s hometown by the sea. The print had starfish, shells, pearls and corals. Pastel and pretty, these looks were my favorite from Versace Spring 2018. Also, the embellishments on them were exceptionally beautiful!

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Then came the butterfly ‘farfalle print’ from the 1995 collection, which was colorful and just as pretty as the previous one. Finally the iconic Andy Warhol prints with faces of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean came on dresses and catsuits. Kaia Gerber also walked the show in an outfit with a pop art Vogue cover print.

Accessory-wise, this collection killed it. Pleated skirts, printed leggings, chokers, studded shoes and scarves tied around the neck were the most common in the collection. From the trademark mismatched earrings to the gold jewelry with the embossed Medusa logo, I loved every one of them. Others included cowboy hats, headscarves, starfish jewelry, snapbacks, clutches, barrettes and belts with two buckles. I also loved how all the accessories matched the prints.

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This truly memorable and nostalgic show ended with an appearance by the five 90s original supermodels who worked with Gianni. Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and familiar faces of the 90s wore gold sequin dresses for what’s possibly the most iconic runway moment of SS18 fashion weeks.

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Nishita is a Staff Writer/ Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology and has a degree in leather design. A lover of all things fashion, she writes about everything from beauty, hair and lifestyle to fashion trends and how-to’s. Her area of expertise is outfit ideas but being fresh out of college, she also loves writing about college fashion. Her new found love of baking is currently taking over her life, making her write about all things chocolate and easy recipes. With a flair for sketching and a great eye for detail, she’s previously designed leather garments for brands like Diesel and Salsa. When she’s not writing, she’s busy reading extremely sappy Nicholas Spark’s novels, sewing clothes and listening to some indie rock. Also super passionate about photography, she loves portraits and wildlife photography - a habit turned love that formed with the amount of traveling she did as a teenager. As a girl who grew up with books and movies like Pride & Prejudice, her love for period fashion is huge. And being curly haired, she’s always on a constant hunt for solutions to problems that come with having ringlets and loves sharing them with people through her articles. For feedback and questions, email nishita@shilpaahuja.com or connect with her on twitter @ni95.