Friday, May 18, 2012

DVF Wraps the 21st Century in Iconic Clothes

Diane Von Furstenberg has definitely come full circle since she first introduced her iconic wrap dress in 1973. Paving the way for women designers in the early 70s, her company – DVF, a global luxury lifestyle brand – continues to reign supreme in the world of fashion. 

Today, the saying “What’s Old is New Again,” certainly rings true for DVF’s Fall 2012 RTW collection. DVF and her right-hand man, Yvan Mispelaere, have created an ensemble that includes many looks which would have been right at home in the 1988 movie, “Working Girl.”
Photo: DVF

On the runway, DVF showcased clingy dresses – some that were draped and off the shoulder in brave, yet vibrant color combinations – that fell below the knee. An melon colored top tucked into pencil pants all topped with a blazer whose structured shoulders were reminiscent of a quarterback. An over-sized bouclé coat with a matching skirt was also paired with vibrant separates and elevated the look to fit many eras gone by.

Photo: DVF

Her signature prints showed up, but with a surreal twist. A pair of interlocking hands clasped the shoulder of a body-hugging black dress, while other frocks were decorated with torn fabric and musical notes.

Photo: DVF

Overall, the show – entitled Rendezvous – wrapped with an air of seduction. DVF and Mispelaere created the concept of the collection based on a fictitious clandestine meeting. “… a girl who has a beautiful, beautiful dress, with a big coat on top. She goes to meet someone, and she pulls off the coat,” said Von Furstenberg backstage at her show, “Glamorous at a moment’s notice.”

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