Versace for H&M;: Colour, Print, and Attitude

Versace’s collection for H&M is hitting the stores on 17 November and is full of pieces with trademark designs that have made the house of Versace legendary. Dominated by colour, print and cut, the collection is inspired by Versace’s classic designs from its archives, such as bright prints and the Greek key. The women’s collection focuses on iconic dresses, while menswear is centred on sharp tailoring. In addition, and for the first time in the history of H&M’s collaboration with designers, there will be a range of homeware pieces, reflecting Versace’s influential home designs.

The womenswear includes garments such as dresses, short pleat skirts, velvet bomber jackets, leggings and jeans. The importance of leather for Versace is evidenced in leather jackets that come decorated with gold studs and zips. Accessories include high-heeled laced boots and studded suede high-heeled sandals, along with studded leather bags and velvet bags covered with the Miami palm print.

The menswear range comprises a mix of slick tailoring and pieces of extravagant colours and patterns. Suit jackets and trousers come in either black or pink, while a black tuxedo jacket has metallic tip trims on its pockets, and shirts have metallic wing-tips on the collars. Versace’s palm and optical prints are used on t-shirts, as well as on thin-knit cashmere sweaters, while print is also used on velvet bombers and jeans. Leather is present in the men’s collection too, with a quilted leather jacket trimmed with gold studs in the Versace classical Greek pattern. Accessories for men include embellished beanies and patterned caps, scarves, hi-top sneakers, and dress shoes.