From office baddie to after-hours sexy: key looks from the Versace FW24 collection

From office baddie to after-hours sexy: key looks from the Versace FW24 collection

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Versace has always been sexy, that’s no secret, but for Fall/Winter 2024, the sex appeal was the result of a kind heart and a wild soul. This season’s Versace woman is one who does what she wants, not due to rash thinking but because of her rebellious nature, a description somewhat akin to Donatella Versace herself.

The show saw Gigi Hadid and Mona Tougaard walking, with an offering that stayed on the darker side of the colour spectrum, with structured-bodice dresses, textural leather numbers, tweed co-ords, skin-tight bodysuits, and office-chic blazers. There was also some playfulness incorporated into menswear with sheer cropped tops, glossy overcoats, and sherpa style jackets, with a surprise runway appearance by the Elevator BoysJacob Rott, wearing a red-checked tweed coat. Keep reading to get caught up on the key looks this season.

The office baddie turned punk
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This woman doesn’t care what HR has to say. Her hair shoots up so high it doesn’t fit in frame during her Zoom calls. She scared the intern with her punk-ish looks but actually has a heart of gold. Her sheer top represents her own transparency, always upfront with her opinion, while her patented boots turn all heads, as she does, whenever they stomp into a room.

The leopard print gone dark
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Versace’s classic leopard print went darker this season, giving a certain edge to the new season’s offering. It taps into the overall punk-inspired aesthetic that Donatella Versace opted for this season, with this corset bodysuit and matching leggings. The animal print is also adorned with Versace’s own house golden print, in a symphonic cacophony of attention-grabbing graphic elements. The leopard-printed, Medusa gold-buttoned mini bag is the cherry on top of this layered look.

The ombré sequins
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Featured on a number of outfits, Versace presented a series of pieces adorned with ombré black sequins, creating a waterfall effect. In this look, the model is seen wearing a cardigan and mini shorts, for a look that serves as a transition between on and off-duty. The look is paired with low-heeled ballet-inspired footwear, with a strap featuring the Medusa medallion, this time in a silver iteration, offering up a footwear option that works both in office and for industry dinners.

Mesh and leather meshing together

Versace is a master at infusing irresistible desirability into its clothing, but that isn’t reserved just for women. This season’s menswear was just as sultry as the womenswear offering. Two of the sexiest materials, mesh and leather, come together in this button-up top to create a striped effect, with further leather seen on the gold-belted trousers and gloves.

Simplicity as a statement
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It wouldn’t be a Versace show if it didn’t have at least one dress that looks like it was sculpted for a Greek Goddess. Modelled by Mona Tougaard, the sequined brown number was constructed with a strapless, rounded bodice. The lower half was draped at the hips, then fell straight down, embodying the beauty of the Versace woman.

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