The Straits Times
Published on Sep 22, 2012

Versace seduces with lace at Milan Fashion Week


MILAN (AFP) - Donatella Versace bared her soul at Milan fashion week on Friday with a delicate, intensely feminine summer/spring 2013 collection that starred chiffon creations with seductive lace embellishments.

The first looks onto the runway were hot pants and a top revealing the midriff, both in an intricate nude lace that looked like a second skin.

Pale blues, oranges and greens then dominated the show in the lush courtyard of Versace's palace headquarters in the Milan fashion district, with a series of lingerie pieces, cocktail dresses and long, floating evening gowns.

Black or nude lace marked nearly every creation - used to reveal nude skin under a cut-away pattern on trousers, as swirling centre-pieces on short blue dresses or as the hem of a skirt on an ivory-coloured shirt dress.