IN PARIS ‒ Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall 2015 in Paris started on July 5, 2015, with the explosion that was Donatella Versace’s collection of haute hippies for Atelier Versace. Needless to say, it was elaborate. The show took place in an intimate venue at Palais Brongniart. The catwalk stage was a glass box filled with orchids ‒ a promise of what the collection would be all about. Flowers; plus supermodels.

Lara Stone opened the show with a long midriff-baring purple dress and leather platform boots, a flower crown adorned her hair giving her the look of a sexy, ethereal, fairy. The vibe was both romantic and indestructible.

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A powerhouse cast of girls followed in similar fashion: Sasha Pivovarova, Anja Rubik, Jamie Bochert, Kendall Jenner, Fei Fei Sun, Mariacarla Boscono, Doutzen Kroes and Karlie Kloss who closed the show. Even the front row included supermodel-power in the form of Ms Naomi Campbell.

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Kendall Jenner (above top) and Karlie Kloss walked for Atelier Versace Fall 2015

The collection was mostly comprised of dresses in a wide colour palette from the more somber hues of grey, purple and black to fresh tones of yellow, green and orange. Floral embellishments were predominantly used; as strand in the neckline, arm or chest or as appliqué or embroidery on the dresses. Jewels also ornamented select pieces. Shapes were mostly sexy and form-fitting with lots of corsetry (of course, it was Versace after all) with a softer ruffle of fabric along the hems.

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More looks from Atelier Versace Fall 2015

At the end of the show, Donatella waved to the audience in all black: Boots, tight pants and a figure hugging top with metal stitching bearing both a full and unfinished sleeve. The collection’s aura was sexy and confident … and Donatella surely knows how to represent.

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If you need another example of the Versace style, read why Donatella says ‘sexy is always stylish’; and why she would never give up wearing high heels.

All images by Onin Lorente. Onin Lorente is the eye behind popular street style and fashion photography blog Style Anywhere.