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What to Expect this Summer Based on Dua Lipa’s Versace Resort Collection

by Emily Duff

You heard it here first, blue is the colour of Summer 2023 and Y2K influences aren’t going anywhere. 

Co-designed by Dua Lipa, the Versace 2024 resort campaign was giving High School Musical 2 meets disco. We can definitely picture Sharpay Evans rocking this collection. 

Presented in Cannes this week, names from Iris Law to Irina Shayk took to the catwalk but with their pastel pink pallet I’m sure we’ll see many a Barbie actor styled in the collection. 

In fact, Dua Lipa will be wearing strictly looks from this show in the music video for her Barbie soundtrack single, Dance the Night. 

Accessorised with matching coloured towels, flip flops and teeny tiny sunglasses, the collection, simply titled La Vacanza, reminded us all that summer is almost here. 

"Donatella and I bonded over our shared love of this time of year while making this collection," said Lipa

Featuring OTT hair straight from the ‘60s, this show really went all out. With many anticipating the One Kiss singers first attempt at fashion design, its safe to say the show was a success - and starting with a resort collection was the perfect choice. 

Drawing inspiration from previous collections, Lipa continued, "Digging through the archives we discovered we were drawn to a lot of the same references which was such an inspiring and fulfilling process."

With butterfly details, it’s clear Y2K inspirations are sticking around. And while pink may have moved from shades of Valentino to Barbie, it’s also not going anywhere. It was Pantone’s colour of the year, remember. 

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