Versace - Well Recognized For Quality Fashions!Written by Sher Matsen
Gianni Versace was born in 1946 in Reggio, Calabria, in Southern Italy. Versace received his love of fashion and first lessons on dress-making from his mother. Initially Versace trained as an architect, but soon he followed his mother into fashion business. Versace worked for a number of top Italian fashion houses, but in 1978 with help of his brother Santo he launched his own label. Versace was a great fashion pioneer who combined worlds of high style and pop culture. He was a charismatic and accomplished designer of clothing and theater costumes. Versace appreciated a range of historic attire which he incorporated into his designs and he was greatly influenced by Andy Warhol and modern abstract art.
Wowzer! Best describes fashions designed by Gianni Versace. He was notorious for designing garments that would shock and startle our senses. Versace saw his designing as an art form. He initiated clothing that was visually excessive and provocative- fashions that confronted accepted codes of taste, beauty and sexuality. Fashion became entertainment, to be watched and admired - not simply worn. For Versace nothing was too extravagant too crazy or too risque. Yet no matter how extravagant or provocative Versace's clothes were always strikingly well designed garments designed to flatter body.
Versace was designer of choice for many of rich and famous: pop stars such as Elton John, and Madonna; film stars such as Will Smith, and Elizabeth Hurley and even royalty - Princess Diana. The wealthy were drawn to his clothes like magnets, and that enhanced his reputation. However, Vercasse did not design simply for wealthy his clothes were very much available to average person. In 1985 he launched Istante label in 1985; and after years as Gianni's muse, his sister Donatella became his co-designer and launched Versace diffusion range, Versus, in 1989. These labels featured clothes within budgets of many consumers; not only were they priced lower than custom-made clothes, but they were also aimed at younger markets.
This Season Has A Wonderful Mix of Cuts and StylesWritten by Sher Matsen
Summer is here so it’s time to freshen up that wardrobe and make your fashion statement for season. If you’ve had a look around stores or boutiques you’ll notice some of pretties clothes and accessories are displaying fruit. Very upbeat and refreshing after winter blah. Well placed appliqués, amusing details, juicy colors make these articles of clothing girlish and flirty. The perfect look for weekends and casual days. We’ve got cherry print dresses, pineapple topped shirts, melon and kiwi print pants and host of other deliciously flavorable garments. If your wardrobe doesn’t consist of a lot of fruit why not added some fruit jewelry, Lemons, grapes, cherries – what ever your favorite you’ll be in style. Some of our favorite designer fashion fruit picks this month are: A cotton graphic T from J Crews selling for $28.00 Satin cropped fruited pants from D&G seliing for $365.00 available at Neiman Marcus stores A Silk cherry print skirt by Beth Bowley selling for $170.00 A cotton cherry print dress by Moschino Jeanna selling for $430 at Sloan Leather shoes with faux wood heal from Faryl-robin selling for $89.00 Rhinestone and Lucite lemon necklace from Alexis Bittar selling for $212 Straw hat with glass fruit charms from Hat Attack selling for $88 at Big Drop Canvas cherry wallet with strap from Louis Vuitton selling for $300
Yes my picks are designer picks and a little bit on pricey side, but you will find similar garments for affordable pricing at your local shops. You’ll find affordable blouses, t tops, pants, skirts, and dresses that fit this seasons look. Affordable costume jewelry in fruity theme can be found online at several different stores including us at Estate Jewelry International. The fruity jewelry dating from 1950s is a wonderful new addition for this season