Versace’s gothic Fall 2012

If there’s any one thing that could have been predicted of Milan fashion week it was that when it came to autumn / fall 2012‘s androgyny trend, Donatella Versace would be having none of it. Feminised androgyny simply doesn’t gel with Versace’s world view. And for the end of 2012, Versace’s collection is very much about its own world view.


That world view encompasses so many of the classic Versace motifs that were established before Donatella’s time, including the chainmail and Byzantine crosses of years past. Layered along with a gothically black colour palette, the medieval motifs working well against leather, this may be a collection that avoids the androgynous but it’s one that is equally apt to miss on the highly feminine. To be certain it’s in there, it’s just not in there as one imagines Versace to include it.

The take away from the collection? Look out for the point where futurism meets the not-so-little-black dress in a fusion between a black palette and silver detailing. And if there was any one other thing it would be this: each model sports 2012’s short bangs and it doesn’t suit all of them. Use Versace’s fall 2012 runway as a lesson in which face shape very short bangs are suited to.

You can see all of the Versace autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photography by Imaxtree