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Versus Spring 2013 Runway Review

The industry was buzzing with the news that Beth Ditto would be singing live at the Versus show and attendees were not dissapointed. The flamboyant songstress perched above the photographers and sang her greatest hits while Christopher Kane showed his crayola colored toy-inspired collection for Versus. It's important to remember the brand's roots when you're looking at a show like this because as a standalone, it would have been a headscratcher. A lot of designers in Milan have been calling on retro shapes and styles and Kane was no different. The laser cut patent leathers were paired with super bright knits and sporty mini dresses. It's hard to imagine that this Kane is the same designer who showed his smash hit namesake collection just last week, and thank goodness he did, beacause while this collection certainly had entertainment value, it felt more like a novelty project.