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In today's runway review we have Versace! I know how Donatella had always loved the glory days of the brand A.K.A the 90's. We've seen it resurrected from the previous couple of collections. So it was refreshing a slightly more modern offerings for Spring/Summer 2013. The collection was still flamboyant but gone were the crazy embellished gold chains and pins, replaced by rather wearable pieces. Eventhough the collection evoked a rather 80's/Miami Vice meets the Gladiators feel to the collection it remained somewhat modern. The color story included a gamut of colors from black to hot pink. The collection also featured cut outs and metallics that gave the collection an airy but rich texture. I love the exaggerated shoulders on the sleeves blazers. Sure, it probably meant more time pumping those arms at the gym but I absolutely adore them. The printed pieces were great as well. I mean, what's a Versace collection without prints! The accessories were luxe and some kind of great. I absolutely love the across the body strap/wallet piece and the metallic handbags. I didn't really responded well with the robe-like outerwear nor the silk pieces. For some reason they reminded me of the Hef (Hugh Hefner). The gladiator sandals were great show pieces but I would probably cringe if I see them on the street. Overall, I commend Donatella and her atelier for moving the house forward without losing what made Versace, well, Versace.