Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for its third day on Friday (September 25), veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus. Models for Donatella Versace’ s latest collection walked through the ruins of a fallen, submerged civilisation – its own Medusa logo having fallen to the sea floor amid crumbling ionic columns. It’s a pretty apt metaphor for a global crisis that is expected to leave the world changed in very fundamental ways. Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo screen short films in Milan Instead of the brand’s signature Medusa logo, Versace chose the starfish as the motif of the season, a hopeful symbol of self-regeneration. The collection itself was upbeat, with Versace including models of all shapes, a recent runway trend. Models with disabilities are finally being represented in mainstream fashion Amid the rubble, the collection provided optimistic bursts of colour – green, pink and yellow. The female silhouette showed off legs and midriffs, with joyful ruffled miniskirts or tightly pleated sheath dresses that fell into a frothy wave of ruffle. Covid-19 gave the catwalk to VR models – can humans reclaim the spotlight? Men wore muscle-hugging knitwear in vertical stripes and starfish colour detailing, paired with comfortable matching Bermudas or amply fitting suits with bright printed shirts. Colourful striped ties were tied around the waist, in an office-be-damned style. Versace originally planned a runway show with media, buyers and celebrities present, but opted to keep the doors closed due to health concerns around the virus. Fashion house employees instead took seats atop the columns for the live broadcast. In a statement, Versace said that all employees at the Milan headquarters and the Novara production facility have been offered regular and free coronavirus swab tests. “You have often heard me saying that the people who work at Versace are like extended family to me. And one worries and takes care of his family,” Versace said in a statement. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .