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Diane von Furstenberg

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New York: After a few false starts with other designers, Diane von Furstenberg seems to have finally met her match with Yvan Mispelaere. The Gucci and Chloé alumnus brought a sense of clarity and sophistication that has been missing from DVF for the past few seasons. The signature prints were given the chance to shine with uncomplicated constructions that harnessed the new simplicity that has been in the air as of late. Clean lines and the absence of unnecessary detail made tailored pieces like lapel-less jackets, flat-front shorts and shrunken suits feel of-the-moment. Flowing silk blouses, soft pants and liquid calf-length skirts looked right in a popping palette of orange-red, mint green, yellow and vibrant purple. The influence of the collection’s muse, Isadora Duncan, became apparent with draped, fluid dresses, high-waisted harem pants and carefree print mixing. Accessories, especially the chic little waist bag, worked well with the collection’s contemporary sensibility and signaled that Mispelaere’s vision is strong and complete, down to the smallest details.

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