London Fashion Week: Versus Versace AW17

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Think of Versus Versace and think of all-black looks, thigh-high splits and slinky sex appeal. The Versus Versace AW17 collection had that, yes, but with an injection of punk attitude, hints of athleisure and grungy finishes.

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The show opened with Gigi Hadid in a skintight black dress with ballooning sleeves (so far, so Versus), this season worn with black lace-up boots and a smear of black kohl above the eyes. The looks went on to encompass bigger and baggier styles – large aviator jackets layered over leather jackets and worn with cropped black trousers; leather wrap-around skirts with biker jackets; and pink puffer jackets worn slung on top of fluffy knitted dresses.

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On the athleisure front there were zip-up track tops in black and blue, worn with flatforms and matching skirts; track pants worn with barely-there heels and cropped jumpers and sweater dresses covered in graphic prints.

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Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Versus Versace

Sarah Atkinson

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