Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2016

September 14, 2015 by  
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Diane von Furstenberg’s eponymous label is turning forty and what better way to celebrate than to by looking back? With a vibrant, colorful and super sweet collection she seemed to pay a tribute to her biggest success, the wrap dress. Inspired by Fortvna, after the Roman goddess of luck and the subject of the first painting Von Furstenberg ever bought it-girl models of the moment paraded in a selection of printed numbers. Like a multi printed wrap dress Karlie Kloss opened the show in. Or a silky jumpsuit shown by Ondria Hardin. Not to mention the ruffled, belted ensemble that made Anais Mali’s gorgeous skin look even more flawless. The show could have done without a few golden butterfly embroideries. But luckily there were some leather pieces, leopard lining and black sheerness to give the girly-cute collection a little bit of an edge. Because especially with every girl sporting blue eyeshadow and wavy hair with a big flower in it the sweetness of this show might have hurt our teeth just a little bit.

Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2015

February 16, 2015 by  
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As gender bending is becoming one of fashion’s latest ‘trends’ Diane von Furstenberg allowed herself to play along. Not only did she presented her iconic wrap dresses, she also presented designs a bit more masculine. Like a number of pinstripe creations and a blue tuxedo suit. Masculine influences presented in the most feminine way, combined with lace, silk, sheerness and floral prints. Black and white with touches of blue and red. Unbuttoned collars, accentuated waists. Cleavages and slits. Brush strokes and bird prints in the mix. Matching bags, polka dot hosiery and peep toe pumps to top it off. Yet perhaps it was all a bit much. Maybe the simplistic look Kendall Jenner wore opening the show should have set the example for the following looks; clean, modern, feminine and 100% true to DvF’s DNA.

Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2014

September 9, 2013 by  
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Although the collection of Diane von Furstenberg was called Oasis, the clothes upbeat energy. Von Furstenberg honed in on her DNA, delivering colorful ensembles and confident prints, an evocative African-inspired lion landscape among them. She used the motif on a chic skirt teamed with a deep-blue blouse as well as a T-shirt dress.
There were plenty of other safari references, but it wasn’t just about exotic adventures. The solid looks provided ample chic, especially the linear white dress with red rope halters and the fresh combination of black lace with denim for a new version of the wrap dress worn over a petticoat for volume and charm. viagra cost with prescription

Diane Von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear New York FW2013

February 12, 2013 by  
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For fall, Diane von Furstenberg found inspiration in a mix of glam rock and Studio 54 — a moment in the Seventies when she began to spread her wings.
Without a creative director by her side for the first time in over a decade, Von Furstenberg managed to recapture some of her label’s essence that she felt had recently gone astray. She did so in no uncertain terms, along the way exploring numerous aspects of Seventies glamor from the wrap dress to disco-ready bronze lamé blouses and gold leather pants. She also reworked some of her early prints, i.e., chain and animal motifs


Diane Von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 10, 2012 by  
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Diane von Furstenberg presented a strong collection full of pretty colors, bold prints and a hefty dose of embellishment.
Von Furstenberg, working with creative director Yvan Mispelaere, layered several dresses over pants, including a draped one-shoulder version with trousers in the same colorful print, and a linear navy halter dress over fluid orange pants. Adornment abounded: She decked out a suit and a top in little metal spheres, which she also piled onto her statement-making heels. Draped blouses with billowing sleeves and palazzo pants added to the collection’s glamour.

Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2012

February 13, 2012 by  
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It was a sophisticated collection, Diane von Furstenberg sent out yesterday. Sophisticated, with a distinct Parisian chic. The shownotes mentioned the woman she and designer Yvan Mispelaere had in mind: “Glamorous at a moment’s notice,” “effortless and elaborate” and with “a heightened awareness to the promise of places she has not yet been.”

Furstenberg opened the show with a burgundy jersey off-the-shoulder dress which flaunted the model’s curves, and continued with a series of elegant looks, all in intriguing color-mixes.

Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2011/2012

February 14, 2011 by  
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If you have a favorite color Diane von Furstenberg suggests you to wear a complete outfit in that shade. The 64-year old designer sent several full color outfits down the runway, with all items (even the boots, bags and bangles) in a different shade of the chosen color (green, red or blue).

She alternated those color(blocking) designs with eye catching graphic prints, which could be found on skirts, jumpsuits and dresses with low V-necks.

The collection, called American Legends, seemed Western inspired, judging from the brimmed hats, puffy sleeves, fringed boots and gauchos. Yet Diane’s Western Woman was glammed up a bit by metallic details (golden belts resembling the ones of Gucci’s spring/summer 2011 collection) , see through nettings, fur items and graphic cut-outs. (Especially the last three sequined evening gowns were full on glamour looks!)

If you dress by the code Less is More this DvF collection probably isn’t your cup of tea. But since there were a lot of different trends to choose from almost any woman should be able to find at least something she likes. (We have high hopes for the skirts and blouses!)

Diane von Fürstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2011

September 13, 2010 by  
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Frenchman Yvan Mispelaere is the new right hand of Diane von Fürstenberg. He brings along the experience he’s got working at Gucci, Chloe (when Phoebe Philo was in charge) and Louis Feraud. For his first DvF-collection he got inspiration from an Isadora Duncan retrospective  in Paris and he dubbed it Goddess.

But the collection was not about Grecian draping, the theme referred to empowered, intellectual beauty. The dominant look was clean, crispy sportswear in major graphic prints and bold, subtle colors (mint, melon, sky-blue, peach, purple)): light weight silk separates – fluidly tailored shorts, shirts and jackets – and the houses signature dresses. Hooded jumpsuits and flowing caftans added a hint of summer. And yes, there was some draping and even a golden Goddess-dress, but van Mispelaere knew were to stop.

Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2010

February 15, 2010 by  
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Borrowing from and interpreting menswear seems a theme in the fall-season in New York. But, as a trend watcher earlier this year told us, the men’s jacket is the new dress for the coming five years.

Diane von Furstenberg always wanted to live a man’s life in a woman’s body, at least that’s what she confessed in her show-notes. So it was no surprise men’s suits played a main part in the collection. She cropped the pants, mixed the gray felted wool with chiffon rosettes and a corduroy jacket with a ruffled minidress.

It was the old game of playing soft against hard. Luckily there were also a lot of dresses to choose from, from simple lbd’s to tunic dresses.

Diane von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show SS10

September 14, 2009 by  
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Diane von Furstenberg sent out a spring-collection of real-world clothes, which referred to nomads, Egypt, deserts and had a hint of Pre-Raphaelites.  Tiger-print safari suits and leopard-spot shirtdresses mingled with floral-appliqué chiffon and a daisy-chain maxi dress. Brightly colored macramé hippie dresses were mixed with more urbane jersey numbers.
It lookes all very eccentric, but there were also a few tailored looks: printed-silk and belted jackets and cropped, high-waisted carrot pants. For evening, von Furstenberg heated things up with a draped gold mesh dress and a gold coin-beaded leather gladiator shift.

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