Donatella Versace and Dua Lipa join together to design the Versace High Summer “La Vacanza” women’s collection.

A bona fide Versace muse, Dua Lipa has become a permanent fixture on its front rows, a face of its campaigns and even modelled collections on the runway (she opened and closed the spring/summer 2022 show). And now, the singer has co-designed a womenswear collection with Donatella Versace, entitled “La Vacanza”, which will debut at an intimate fashion show in Cannes on 23 May.

“I have always been inspired by a collaborative design process,” Donatella said. “Working with Dua on this collection has been very exciting and I love the dynamic between us. Dua is strong, fearless and free and her creative vision is exceptional.” The creative director also revealed that “La Vacanza” will capture the “feeling and colours” of summer – a “magical time”.

Dua, meanwhile, described the “strong bond” she has developed with Versace over the years. “For her to give me the honour of co-designing this collection and letting all my summer inspirations go wild has been a dream,” she added.

Dua has worn new season, vintage and custom Versace pieces on the red carpet, the stage and for personal milestones. And in her cover shoot for British Vogue’s February 2021 issue, shot by Emma Summerton, she wore nautical-inspired separates and chain-adorned platforms from the Italian house.