It’s trending. Ponies, cowboys, boots and hats are making a comeback and we couldn’t be happier. We imagine by next fall we will have gone full circle and there will be breeches once again parading down the runway. But for now, It’s all about the RANCH.
For 2020 Resort, Donatella Versace went West, referencing rodeo queens. Women she felt exuded the sexy spirit of adventure and a fearless femininity. The mythology of the American West was one of her brother Gianni’s enduring fascinations; in 1992 he made headlines with a collection featuring cowboys and cowgirls in studded black leather regalia, with a little twist of bondage or a pesoa rig maybe. The frontier was an apt reference for his groundbreaking take-no-prisoners exploration of confident excess. “Fashion knows no boundaries or frontiers,” she said. “The Versace woman has her feet firmly planted on living the moment and in real life,” she said.