Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Diane von Furstenberg famously built her empire on a dress, so it’s no surprise frocks figured heavily in her Pre-Fall presentation. However, a refreshing amount of youthful elements were introduced to the collection, resulting in an edgier direction for the traditionally conservative label. Progressive additions included a judicious use of grommets and black leather as well as cropped short suits, sheer tanks paired with shiny pleather mini-kilts and unexpected color combinations such as mustard yellow against baby pink. Although these experiments looked new for von Furstenberg, the remaining wide breadth of the collection, spanning both 70s geometric prints and mod sheaths, became a distracting lack of focus.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Fitted / Boxy / Dropped waist / A-line
Color: Emerald / Mustard yellow / Royal blue / Orange / White / Dove grey / Nude / Mint / Pastel blue / Coral / Lemon yellow / Chocolate / Baby pink / Gold / Silver / Black
Key Items: Printed sheath dresses / Miniskirts / Slim trousers / Ruffled silk blouses / Cropped cardigans / Matched sets / Shorts / Leather vests /
Materials: Fur / Twill / Silk / Tulle / Wool / Tweed / Lamé / Pleather / Leather
Print + Pattern: Chain link print / Geometrics / Checks / Stripes / Polka dots / Abstract splatter prints
Details + Trim: Studs / Zippers / Draping / Ruffles / Grommets / Cutouts / Leather trim / Pleats / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Sheer knee high hosiery / Thin leather belts / Chain strap tote bags / Oversize sunglasses / Leather ankle boots / Long leather gloves / Chain strap purses / Wide leather corset belts / Hard clutches / Square toe pumps
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