Versace Fall 2012 Menswear Collection

Posted on January 27, 2012

LOVELOVELOVE IT. It’s fun, it’s unapologetic, it’s Versace all the way. Sexy, flamboyant and still very masculine; sort of an ode to to the good old days of Gianni. Because if everyone was tasteful and low-key, how boring would the world be, darlings? Let’s hear it for tacky loud boys with sugardaddies money! Hey, at least it’s not serial killers.

We’re not tacky loud boys (we hope), but our eyes keep wandering back to the puffy jacket in the first row with the neon green collar, we have to say…

 

[Photo Credit: vogue.it - Video Credit: FataleFashionII via youtube.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

    My eyes keep wandering back to Marky Mark in the leopard beret and red digitized camo-lycra-work-jumpsuit with a crotch pocket in the middle of the 2nd row, but not for good reasons.

    • Anonymous

      The model looks actually angry, and not just model angry. LOL.

    • Anonymous

      Great.  Now that you’ve pointed out the crotch pocket I can’t stop seeing it.  And considering the pattern it’s in, it is now burned onto my retinas.  My eyes my eyes!

      • Anonymous

        omg it was the first thing I saw. It also was the only really stupid outfit in the pictures. I am concerned, however, about the poor fit around the crotch area of most of those pants.

        • Anonymous

          Yes! It’s like the pants are cut two tight in the legs or two loose in the pelvic area. My thought was Dad pants.

    • Anonymous

      I’m just going to tell myself that it’s a pair of long johns.  It will help me sleep at night.

    • Anonymous

      I kind of think that’s an awesome fantasy look.  Also, less Marky Mark and more Judd Nelson in the Breakfast Club. :)

  • Anonymous

    …but where are the gimp masks?

  • Anonymous

    ok its nice

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4NCNKZZ7N6NSIORUNJANXO45OI Susan

    To my eyes much of the collection looks like it was designed for color-blind Bond villans, but I’ll take that over the horror-flick inspired mostronsities featured in some of the other recent mens’ shows.

  • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

    Nope. I just can’t with Versace. 

  • Melvis Velour

    I’m sorry TLo but I have to disagree with you this is a no…the models, hell yes but nuh-uh on the clothes…interesting concept but still a no in this little corner of Bitter Kittendom.

  • Anonymous

    fun.  if i had my magic wand you both we own your favorite jacket :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

    My eyebrows twitched involuntarily when I got to the first picture in the 3rd row.  I also got a sudden, unexplainable urge to go play Risk.

    • Anonymous

      Great. A Risk-board Flak jacket. Obviously filled a need somewhere in the world.
      /snark

    • Anonymous

      Strip Risk!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

    I just can’t with the prints of versace

  • Stephen Bornstein

    looks like hipster sex-workers ala Blade Runner.

    • Melvis Velour

      werq

  • Kimberly Cooperrider

    Big no here. It’s way to Jersey Shore.

  • Terence Ng

    Very little of this is my taste. But that’s Versace.

  • Anonymous

    I really like the cobalt blue & black fabric in the first look.  Would love it for a dress (or jewelry box, or photo album).

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    That other Walter Van Beirendonck collection was better.

  • Anonymous

    Well now that Donatella has perfected that Time Machine back to 1989 South Beach, perhaps she can give Madonna and Sean Penn better marital advice. 

    • Anonymous

      This is a very funny comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikemoralesLA Mike Morales

    Yes! The neon fur collar jacket is great and I like the leather vest jacket with fur too. And while the rest is WAY too young for me, I DO like that the models are handsome, groomed up and not skinny slim.

    • Noelle Haland

      You know it!  Some of those fellas are totally BUILT. :-)  Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1605045163 Theresa Johnston

    I’m just going to pretend I didn’t see the see-through lacy shirt and jumbo murse.

  • muzan-e

    I don’t like tacky, and I don’t like loud. 

    …. but there’s something so unapologetically audacious about this collection that I can’t help but love it! I don’t understand, but my eyes keep going back, my grin keeps getting bigger, and not just because my inner goth is mouthwatering over Mr. Velvet at the bottom right. In fact, he’s not even the main appeal.

    And y’know what? That puffy thing with the bright collar?

    Smokin’ hot.

  • MilaXX

    The grey jacket with the neon collar and the black leather in the last row are two of the better looks.

  • Anonymous

    I love that velvet suit.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Ditto.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

    LOVE, the suits need Alan Cummings… they do, I would only love those suits more if they came with a serving of Alan, that man is the ONLY one with enough balls to wear them properly, except maybe Ryan Gosling for a couple of them. 

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t see your comment till after I posted — but I mentioned Ryan Gosling too. I can see him wearing that velvet tux at the end.

  • Lauren Maier

    “If my boyfriend were gay for the day” fantasy – GO.  

    (Purely in the sense that he’d let me play dress-up with him and this collection)

  • Anonymous

    The camo cracks me up. I actually love that jacket with the green collar. I don’t think it is tacky or loud. That one spot of color works. And I love that shade of green with gray. The shoes and boot are all fabulous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    Good lord, the jacket with the chain detail, I want it like I want nothing else. No. I need it. 

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that kind of detail is usually not my taste, but it’s just so darn well done. Somehow it makes it better than right, it makes it, well, wonderful. [not for me, obviously, but for someone of the male persuasion, who has enough swagger to pull it off, but not so much as to look like he's a posturing wannabe]

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that kind of detail is usually not my taste, but it’s just so darn well done. Somehow it makes it better than right, it makes it, well, wonderful. [not for me, obviously, but for someone of the male persuasion, who has enough swagger to pull it off, but not so much as to look like he's a posturing wannabe]

  • Anonymous

    I think the guy in red in the 2nd row needs to be Miss Dita’s escort.

  • Joyce VG

    I find this all very sexy.

  • Anonymous

    Ew

  • Anonymous

    I came in here ready to hate it but I can’t! It’s tacky, but it’s bold and fun at the same time. It’s a yes for me.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like the late ’80s, – no, wait, the early ’90s – no, not quite . . . um, well, it strongly resembles a young & maybe not-quite-young & largely chemically-altered scene I once viewed from not-quite-afar. 

    If that’s a plush camo jacket on the far right of the third row, I know quite a few persons who’d love one (though several are girls), *I* want the calf-length navy coat over the mostly red lycra bodysuit, and I’m tempted hard by the leopard beret.

    I will say that I’d be tempted to ravish on the spot any guy in the long navy coat whom I thought was straight. (Especially if the faux decoration on the lapel is removable, and removed. Which I suspect it is not.)

    The studded jean jacket & leather jacket look really well made;nice pieces if not in the fashion ballpark of hardly anyone in my current circles. Too bad the cheap knockoff versions I will probably be seeing on a younger crowd are going to look sooo badly made and hideous.

    Neon green is fine as an accent, fellas. The doubt arises if that collar is fuzzy – which it appears to be in the tiny picture on my monitor. Otherwise, no worries. (Unless, of course, neon green makes you look unwell if worn against your face. Can have that effect.)

  • R. L.

    I especially like the studded pieces.  I’m not the market for which these are made but I think they are fun.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say their target wasn’t straight, middle aged men middle class America.

    • Anonymous

      Nor is the target gay middle aged middle class American men as well.  I’m not feeling it.

      It’s like a Jersey Shore collection which is totally appropriate for Versace.

  • Petra Mayer

    Is it terribly wrong of me to have mentally replaced every single model (ESPECIALLY the middle guy in the second row) with John Barrowman?

  • Susan Crawford

    The jackets are to die for, especially the velvets and leathers. And I LOVE that shearling tote. I would like to open my closet and find that leather jacket in the fourth row far left in there. Better yet, I’d like to open my closet and find the jacket and the model wearing it in there! Me like.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm. Looks like the Kardashians are now designing for men.

    Nice man bags though.

  • Sara__B

    There’s a lot of great looking stuff in this collection, and the fabrics and construction look amazing. Yes, a lot of the outfits are loud, tacky, or just plain silly, but a lot of them are fabulously attractive. That runway show was FUN to watch. I’m still smiling. Sexy, flamboyant, and very masculine indeed!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry TLo.  I don’t have enough heterosexuality or testosterone to pull anything off from this collection.

    Thumbs down.

  • Anonymous

    These are wild but not clownesque. Love that first blue suit (it’s so the right cut for me, yay!) and that goldy brown coat is sublime. Love a lot of these pieces and agree, fab yet masculine. Never really felt Versace’s vibe before but this collection sang to me.

  • Anonymous

    This is campy fun, but I’ll take the Prada menswear collection any day. In fact, the video of the runway show is now permanently embedded on my blog for my pleasure viewing. Tee hee.

  • Anonymous

    I’m kindof loving the brown bedazzled leather jacket at the very bottom on the left.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I much prefer this to the Versace womenswear stuff. Both are brash and a bit tacky, but the women’s stuff always seems a bit trampy to me too. This doesn’t read as trampy to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

    Moscow-nightclub attire for Eurotrash gigolos and the wastrel sons of corrupt oligarchs. (In other words, I like it.)

  • Anonymous

    I covet the quilted leather vest, and the green cammo  with the faux fur collar. (Although if it’s real fur…eh.)  I’m not much of a bag carrier, but the wool-lined bag with buckles is intriguing. 

  • Anonymous

    Love the blue and orange suits, but hate the shirts paired with them.  I would wear either, even though I’m probably too old.  And unfortunately have no sugar daddy to buy them for me.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone else see Ryan Gosling in the last look, the velvet tux, on the RC? He would rock it.

  • Anonymous

    Love it!  All of it.

    Love that the floral suit vaguely reminds me of a Cuban military uniform.  Never thought I’d say that.

  • Anonymous

    plenty of hot looks for the dapper gay boy!  i’m with you on the jacket in the first row.  maybe they come with different neon color collars and you can each get one.  i’d love to own some of this for wear here in the snowy mountains:  the long underwear second row middle and the third row left snowsuit.  also many of the jackets!  and who wouldn’t love to see austin scarlet in that sheer black lace shirt in the last row.  love that caramel leather quilted jacket final row left.

  • Anonymous

    just watched the runway show.  you can sign me up for that first red overcoat, looks like red shearling maybe?

  • Anonymous

    Some of it is a little International Male (i.e., sheer shirt, middle of the bottom row).  But at least it’s not a plaid Silence of the Lambs head restraint mask with pins coming out of it, so maybe my taste is moving.

  • Anonymous

    At least no one is wearing spiked face masks in this collection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546029712 Bibiana Beardsley

    That’s some serious eye-candy. And I’m not talking about the clothing.

  • Anonymous

    Tackety-tacky fest.

  • Anonymous

    …Oh and the world in which it would be wearable is… Where, once again?

  • http://www.facebook.com/amaezm Scott Raveling

    I totally need that floral and the velvet suit!