Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW

In one of the most touching and amazing presentations this fashion month, Donatella Versace paid tribute to her talented brother. Even 20 years after his tragic death, Gianni Versace is still one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. This time, Donatella decided to celebrate his work and bring back to life his most iconic designs.

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW black and white skirt baroque print shirt

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW purple blazer pants

“I finally found the courage to really go to the archives and pay tribute to Gianni. In one show you can’t really touch on everything Gianni did. Gianni was joy, he was happiness, full of life; and these prints were a big part of his personality,”- Donatella explained before the show.

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW black dress goden details over the knee boots

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW multicolored pants red shirt

Donatella based the Spring 2018 collection on the most iconic moments from Gianni’s design history. She took the courage to peek at her brother’s archives and reinvent his biggest collections. Versace was mostly focused on the period from 1991 to 1995 when Gianni reached his career peak and presented out-of-this-world designs.

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW denim jacket animal print dress

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW black dress goden details over the knee boots

The upgraded pieces from Spring 2018 are based on ten influential collections by the late fashion giant: Icons, Warhol, My Friend Elton, Tresor de la Mer, Vogue, Animalia, Baroque, Metal Mesh, Butterflies and Native Americans. All Donatella did, was borrow the vibrant prints and made a new collection that is the dream of every modern lady.

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW butterfly print cape swimwear

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW printed short jacket swimsuit

The designs weren’t just replicas of Gianni’s work. On the contrary, Donatella only used the basics and gave a strong feminine touch to the figures. Gianni’s iconic prints were used from head to toes in most of the looks. You could still see the baroque leggings, the faces of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean on tight catsuits and a hint of soft pastels. Gianni did athleisure way before it was a thing, so that is why the collection featured elements of street style with delicate elegance and glamour.

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW chain print skirt leggings coat

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW Warhol print catsuits

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW pastel pink dress

And if you were wondering who would score the best runway moment during the Milan Fashion Week, wonder no more. Donatella surpassed every huge show opening and closing so far. The designer repeated history by gathering “The Supers” at one place and letting them close the show right next to her. In a dimmed lightning the curtains went up and the greatest models of all time showed up on the runway. Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen appeared in gold lame gowns and started walking while George Michael’s “Freedom” was playing. What an amazing way to honor the great memory of Gianni and to remind everyone how grandiose his impact is in today’s fashion.

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW Donatella Versace, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell

Versace RTW Spring 2018 Collection at MFW chain print coat

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Written by Martina Todorovska
Martina Todorovska is a content contributor for fashionisers.com and a full-time freelancer focused on the fields of fashion and beauty. What started as a way to stay busy and updated with fashion trends, turned out the be the job of her dreams. She is a graduated Doctor of Dental Medicine and currently finishing her Master Studies.