Diane Von Furstenberg’s collection was beautiful. It was feminine and embodied the essence of spring. In comparison to season’s past this has to be one of DVF’s more happier and liberating collections, as models wore tunics, safari dresses and tiered dresses in lightweight fabrics. From the floor sweeping dresses, to the leather flowers pinned in the models heads, the collection tapped the late 60s to early 70s and captured the vibe of a socially tumultuous period, where the only antidote was self-prescribed optimism. As much as I would like to NOT be so obvious as to compare modern times, I suspect this had to be a deliberate connection.
DVF allowed dresses to dominate the collection, which seemed like a conscious decision not because of an ongoing trend, within the entire industry, but because what is more freeing, flowing and sexy than a dress? One of my favorite aspects of this collection were the playful prints and the usage of so many strong colors. A billowy chiffon dress in white with black detailing was one of my favorites. From a distance this collection was…well…a lot. The fabric choices, the colors, the headpieces, the long hair etc. However queen DVF knew exactly where to stop: the borderline of excessive.