Versace plays with prints and leather fo...

Versace plays with prints and leather for its spring/summer designs


Italy's Versace played with bold prints, patchwork and leather in its spring/summer 2019 women's collection in a star-studded show on Friday, the third day of Milan's fashion week.

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