Calling It: You're Looking at 2017's Version of the Choker
There was much to gaze upon at Donatella Versace's Versus show in London this weekend. Both Bella and Gigi Hadid stalked the strobe-lit warehouse-style runway like the fashion panthers they are. The crowd was club-ready: dressed to the nines and looking for a party. Tinie Tempah enjoying chat with Natalie Massenet (who knew?), and flash bulbs popped over the many celebs, like Jourdan Dunn, Daisy Lowe, and Ellie Goulding, filling out the front row.
Then there were the distractingly slashed-to-there skirts, a want-it-so-badly pink puffer coat, skintight leathers, and some angry lace-up boots that came in varying lengths and made everything look that little bit tougher. Those have been shortlisted, but the number one fashion takeaway we will be adopting without delay is the brand's new take on the choker. Keep scrolling to see our favorite looks from the Versace Versus show and what the new choker will look like.
Just when you thought this jewelry train had run out of steam, along comes another iteration with "Instagram winner" written all over it. Quite literally written all over it: These thick chokers were stamped with the Versus logo in bold monochrome lettering, a hack we actually noticed in the recent Nike campaign with FKA Twigs (our inside sources tell us she cut the elastic bands of the clothing to fashion into DIY chokers). So even if you can't get your hands on the Versus versions, the trend is in reach… especially if you don't mind flexing your DIY muscles.
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