Diane Von Furstenberg

New York: For f/w 2012 Diane Von Furstenberg delivered a collection that celebrated whit, charm, and humor without sacrificing an ounce of sophistication or timeliness. The light-hearted spirit was exemplified by an array of playful prints (falling keys, tearing paper, and a graphic comma/paisley) that could not help but to solicit smiles from fans of Von Furstenberg’s signature matte jerseys and silks. In keeping with the brand’s core tenants, the majority of the collection featured the kind of professionally polished, contemporary separates that allow women to go to-and-from the office without ever feeling dowdy or workaday. Enlivening this mix, was an exploration of shocking color in pairings and trios that energized an otherwise primarily black story. –Kibwe Chase-Marshall

Silhouette: Slim / Tailored / Draped / Body-conscious / Oversized

Color: Black / Pearl pink / Deep red / Chartreuse / Aubergine / Raspberry / Gold / White / Citrus / Plum / Mustard / Fuchsia / Mint / Vibrant lime / Silver / Blueberry / Sky blue

Key Items: Pea-coat / Pencil skirt / Off-the-shoulder dress / Relaxed jumpsuit / Fitted turtleneck / Tailored suiting / Natural-waist trouser / Strapless gown / Skinny pant / Leather trouser / Billowed blouse / Long-sleeve dress

Materials: Stretch wool crepe / Leather / Ponti di Roma / Cashmere coating / Lace / Silk velvet

Print + Pattern: Interlocking hands / Music notes / Falling keys / Tearing paper / Graphic comma-paisley / Linking puzzle-pieces

Details + Trim: Embroidery / Color blocking / Fabric piecing / Beading / Asymmetry / Hoods / Sheer insets / Cowl neck / Draping / Scarf halter / Side slit

Accessories + Footwear: Wide leather belt / Oversized chain-link bracelet / Squared sunglasses / Clock-face purse / Suede handbag / Heart-shaped purse / Oversized fur clutch / Opera-length glove / Bootie / Classic pump


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