I sometimes have a hard time convincing people that fashion is art. In fact, I believe it to be one of the most relevant and immediate forms of art in our society, which is why I love it so much. Sure, not all of it is entirely practical, and I wouldn't go grocery shopping in a gold Balmain bathing suit, but I probably wouldn't go grocery shopping in a Klimt print either.
The thing about fashion experimentation is that it can either go horribly wrong, or horribly right. Atelier Versace's Fall/Winter 2011-12 line is a glowing example of high fashion gone right. The entire time I spent flipping through the images, my eyes were glued to the screen, the letters "O-M-G" bouncing through my head. It feels so good to find fashion to literally be excited about.
Atelier Versace's line makes use of metallic leather, baroque details, tulle, sequins, crystals, prints, gold accents and, obviously mixes these materials and mediums most effectively. There's also a glimpse of that ever-so-popular crop top that doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon.
My favourites (aka pretty much all of the designs, because it was hard to choose):
Posted by: Carla