The luxury house is giving us major androgyny goals to raid the boy’s section!

Supple leather and heterogenous prints reminiscent of Keith Flint’s idiosyncratic style seemed to rule Versace’s SS20 runway at Milan. But, a closer look revealed that it was their experiment with gender boundaries that defined the whole show to another level. While slotting menswear into womenswear shows is an old hat for luxury houses now, Versace went a step ahead with a few female models walking the runway for their SS20 men’s collection. “It’s not necessarily about femininity. It is more about the confidence a guy has to express himself in a more flexible way,” noted head menswear designer Ashley Fletcher. The expressive element in terms of silhouettes and material combination is what excites us so much about this collection – there was nothing subtle or mainstream going on here.

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We kept our eyes peeled the entire time to bring you the best looks from the show. Read on to find out about some absolute genius gender-bending collectibles you can add to your wardrobe.

Leather Trench Suit

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Donatella did not take long to establish just how versatile these pieces are – while the first look presented us with the idea of seeing a man in a leather trench belted with metal eyelets, the very immediate look reinforced the femininity of the same outfit with a little help from Gigi Hadid.

Tailored Blazer

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The highlight of the collection, the fifth look of the evening left us awestruck with a tailored blazer in Prince of Wales print colour blocked with a black panel – an unexpected medley of the two classics. We loved how Gianni Versace is spelt out over the tie in shimmering crystals.

Oversized Jacket

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Another item from the show which can be easily shared by you and your special someone is an oversized jacket with lace-up sleeves first sported by a female model in slicked-back hair, followed by the male counterpart worn with a pair of patched white denim. Although jackets have always played androgyny quite safe, this one comes with extra oomph to it. Clearly, investing in such a unisex piece comes with a host of sharing benefits!

Glam-girl Power Suit

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Next in the queue is Bella Hadid’s shimmery pantsuit look that we are swooning over – the perfect fusion of a boss-babe silhouette with a glam-girl shimmer. Probably we’ve got the right pick for an office party look!

Dainty bralettes and t-shirts

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Adding to this, another interesting highlight was the fancy bralettes and t-shirts with Versace insignia making its way as the perfect base for styling throughout the show, be it under a trench coat, pantsuit or a jacket.

Printed Athleisure

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Of course, there’s no way Donatella could have passed on the opportunity of throwing in a few athleisure looks into the mix, especially with the famous baroque print. And if you’re still not convinced about the print-on-print trend, tucking in a plain lilac top with these beautiful trousers will make for a definite stand out airport look (considering its super comfy vibe!)

Eclectic Galore

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Who doesn’t love a quirky print? Make your Monday mornings more interesting with this eccentric car print shirt or skirt paired with the monotone separates and make your way from desk to date in no time. Another one we loved is this whimsical trouser set patterned with ancient vases, you could size it up for a slightly slouchy fit and a more casual vibe.

“For this collection, I wanted to explore the elements that empower a man. It's definitely the confidence, the freedom and desire to express himself without hesitation.” this statement by Donatella Versace reasserts why 2019 is being touted as the year of intersectional fashion. Versace’s fun exploration of LGBTQ influences in their menswear collection further cements the gender-fluid fashion. We are all aboard the androgyny train owing to these lovely picks, what about you?

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