Versace glams up camouflage with animal prints for next spring

Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:22pm EDT
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By Marie-Louise Gumuchian

MILAN (Reuters) - From military jackets worn as mini dresses to brightly-colored animal prints, Italian luxury goods maker Versace showcased a women's wear collection at Milan Fashion Week it said was fit for "the urban jungle".

Under flashing lights, creative director Donatella Versace sent models for her spring/summer 2016 line down the catwalk in belted dark green and sand army jackets at the fashion show on Friday night.

In show notes, she dubbed her utility jackets "the new daywear essential".

Animal prints, energized with such bright colors as acid yellow, green, purple and orange, appeared in camouflage-like form on an array of creations.

Versace put the print on luxurious zip-up jackets, tops, trousers and dresses, some tied at the shoulder or hip. Skirts were slashed at the thigh and other dresses were in leather.

Shorts suits, also bearing animal prints, were worn with bandeau tops.

The fashion house is known for its glamorous designs, frequently seen on the red carpet.

For next spring's evening wear, models sashayed down the runway in silk chiffon dresses, also in animal print.   Continued...

A model presents a creation from the Versace Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Milan Fashion Week. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini