Versace‘s “La Vacanza” collection for 2024 captures the essence of summer – a season replete with infinite possibilities and liberating freedom. Donatella Versace has channeled this spirited sensation into a lineup that seamlessly transitions from day to night, marked by a fresh vigor in textile and design.

Central to this collection is the “Barocco Sea” print, a novel interpretation that weaves together the iconic motifs from Versace’s legacy—the aquatic allure of “Trésor de la Mer” and the opulent swirls of their signature Barocco. This motif is splendidly arrayed across a variety of garments, including shirts and shorts for both men and women, as well as knit cardigans, bralettes, and a plethora of dresses. These pieces not only vary in colour schemes but also in material executions, featuring full-scale prints, strategically placed details, embroidery, devoré, broderie anglaise, and terry stitch jacquard.

Tailoring in the collection remains true to Versace’s robust aesthetic with soft summer wools that sculpt a gentler silhouette, yet retain a bold edge through embellishments like the Medusa ’95 motif in gleaming metals, or silk panels on the rear of men’s jackets. Additionally, the collection revisits tweed in lighter shades and constructions, alongside new pleated dresses adorned with lavallière neckties in subtle hues.

The evening wear segment stands out with its innovative use of Versace’s hallmark metal mesh and a striking column gown that features starfish motifs, intricately adorned with Japanese pearls, silver sequins, and crystals.

Materials throughout are chosen for their lightness and fluidity, with silk twill, double satin, and jersey blends featuring prominently alongside more casual textures like denim and terry.

The accessories extend the collection’s theme, with summer raffia featuring in everything from the Athena tote bag to strappy sandals, all showcasing the Medusa ’95 detail. The men’s Villa shoes redefine summer sophistication with their soft nappa leather and versatile design. Completing the vacation-ready range are a host of beach essentials—from sunglasses to embellished travel cups and plush swimwear.

This season, Versace not only continues to pay homage to its storied past with rich prints and luxurious detailing but also strides forward, capturing the carefree allure of summer with innovation and style.