Runway Review: You will be covered with it all in DVF next Spring!
I would like to find myself dressed in the collection next April and May.
The DVF woman will confidently strut in draped silk crepe, crisp wrap skirts with volumous pockets, tailored suitings, oversized, bold prints, and a hint of shimmer.
The runway collection eases us in with a color palatte of soft grey, taupe, pale citron and warm coral, then it grows strong with kelly green, violet and hibiscus orange; a very balance array grounded with clean white. Not one piece is overly tailored and tight, instead the drape and fluidity defines this version of sexy body conscious.
The opening look, a crisp white shirt wrap-dress will be a key item and can transition from the office to an evening out with the right accessories.
If you prefer the clean look, there are plenty of elongated blazers to pair with shorts or ankle length pants and a severely un-buttoned pop color shirt to make a tomboy yet sexy statement.
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And for our feminine side, the coral one shoulder long dress or any of the tiny clear sequined and bejeweled pieces is a perfect fit. Poised in between these stylings the bolder woman can rock a bright oversize print in a jumpsuit, dress or just of splash of it in a wrap blouse. You will be covered with it all in DVF next Spring!
Adding to the glamour of the collection was the runway show itself, graced with Valentino and Oscar de la Renta front row. For the grand finale of Diane von Furstenberg walked the runway with a proud smile, waving and handing out American flags in commemoration of September 11, the day of the event. – Alix Kivlin
Alix’s photo gallery of the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring / Summer 2012 fashion show:
Photos: Alix Kivlin