May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Characterized by neon brights, splashy ethnic prints, active influences and slouchy silhouettes, Diane von Furstenberg’s offerings for C/R 12 exuded youthful energy and attitude, underlined by a graffiti-covered runway. Named “Wrapsody Rap” by Von Furstenberg and co-designer Yvan Mispelaere, the collection interpreted throwback hip-hop aesthetics for the modern, sophisticated DVF customer. Old-school hip-hop looks translated surprisingly well for DVF; both employ relaxed silhouettes, and this season’s large-scale, African-inspired patterns didn’t stray far from the kinds of ethnic motifs the label has offered in the past. Sporty design details like drawstrings, zippers and color-blocking reflected both the designers’ inspiration and recent runway trends. –Whitney Kessler
Color: Mint green / Black / Torquoise / Cement / Flashy neons / Kelly green / Marigold / Bright white / Silver / Pastel pink
Key Items: Draped tank dress / Sporty day bra / Silk popover / Bike short / Mini-skirt / Cuffed, skinny trouser / Crisp white button-front / Wrap top / Long blazer / Sophisticated windbreaker / Bermuda shorts
Materials: Sparkly sweater knits / Mesh / Tweed / Cotton shirtings / Silk
Print + Pattern: Logo graphics / Modern, geometric, African-inspired patterns / Scribble prints
Details + Trim: Self-belts / Draping / Utility pockets / Contrast bandings / Zippers / Dropped waists / Drawstrings / Sequins / Color-blocking
Accessories + Footwear: Miniature box bags / Metallic minaudieres / Sunglasses with mirrored lenses / Color-blocked satchels and shoulder bags / Extra-long skinny belts / Flat, metallic sandals / Color-blocked sandals with ankle straps / Cap-toed pumps
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