Dua Lipa has teamed up with Donatella Versace and co-designed Versace's latest collection. Entitled 'La Vacanza', the line will be presented via a show in the South of France later this month. The singer – who has long been a friend of the house–has turned her hand to design for the first time, helping to create a high summer, holiday-inspired collection of pieces.
"I am absolutely thrilled to have co-designed the women’s 'La Vacanza' collection for Versace with Donatella," Lipa said. "She and I have formed such a strong bond over the years, and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from her and the whole team since the very beginning of my career. For her to give me the honour of co-designing this collection and letting all my summer inspirations go wild has been a dream. I am so very proud of this collection and cannot wait to debut it in Cannes."
Lipa has worn Versace both on stage and on the red carpet for many years, and has even walked in one of the brand's shows.
"I have always been inspired by a collaborative design process," Donatella explained. "Working with Dua on this collection has been very exciting and I love the dynamic between us. Dua is strong, fearless, and free and her creative vision is exceptional. Summer is a magical time. We will capture this feeling and the colours of that time of the year with a truly special and intimate fashion show in Cannes."
The show will no doubt be star-studded, and follows on from a very buzzy Los Angeles show that Versace hosted on Oscars weekend in March.
This piece orginally appeared in Harper's Bazaar UK.