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Versus Versace: Rock ‘n’ Roll Lion

The second, more streetwise brand of Versace, Versus Versace’s AW17 catwalk collection embodies what it is to be young, free and alive, into rock ‘n’ roll, patterns, and wild monochrome prints. The brand is informed as much by punk sensibilities as it is by a sense of sporty rebellion and a feeling of doing it for yourself. The brand is epitomised by the lion’s head – a symbol of fierce independence, and echoes Versace’s reputation as a rock ‘n’ roll designer to the stars of the 80s; Elton John and Michael Jackson.

The diffusion label was created in 1989 under the guidance of Donatella Versace. Black leather, zips and texture, bold graphics in monochrome combined with stripes, magenta and blue displayed the signature hard edge of Versus Versace for AW17, but there were softer hues of baby blue and pink in the knitwear and a space age metallic vibe. Cinched waists made for elegant silhouettes and structured shoulders created a must-have look for the Club Kids.

Informing, and being informed by, what young people wear on the streets and style for themselves, Versus Versace remains a touchstone of chic ready-to-wear.

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …