Written By , on September 13, 2010

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After numerous SS11 shows at New York fashion week that were a sea of white, Diane von Furstenburg wowed us with her bold colors and prints for next season. A mix of rich hues like purple and rust, along with the classic preppy color combination of navy, green and white, Von Furstenburg made it clear that it’s a mixed bag and wearing what works for you this coming spring. There were dresses and separates, but what made the collection as a whole read so fresh was the slightly baggy silhouette.

Nearly every piece was roomy, yet gracefully skimming the figure for a finish that is modern and wearable. From slim, cropped tailored pants that were loose through the hips to the draped cocktail dresses in citrus brights, there was a luxurious ease throughout the collection. Von Furstenburg created this collection with the help of Yvan Mispelaere, who previously had stints at Gucci and Chloe (under the direction of Phoebe Philo). Together, von Furstenburg and Mispelaere did a fantastic job of retaining the youthful spirit DVF is known for while tailoring separates and creating dresses that move beyond the wrap.

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Written By , on August 27, 2008

If you ever wonder why there’s a pecking order in fashion and you’re trying to figure out the differences in tiers of designers, check out a simple photo from Diane von Furstenbegr’s fashion week. She’s what we’d call a first tier designer.

photography Kevin Kane

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Written By , on June 3, 2008

Francisco Costa

Some are openly asking why did Francisco Costa win the CFDA award for Best Womenswear Designer this year. It’s a fair question to ask out in the open (but don’t let too many hear you). Costa forms a symbiotic relationship with the female form and answers the question, how do I wear this? Instead of over embellishing a piece he stays true to the Calvin Klein mantra of simplicity through beauty with slight touches of sophistication. So the question in this gushing appraisal of CFDA’s womenswear designer of the year award is not why he received it, the question is, why not?

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Written By , on May 15, 2008

Fashion Walk of Fame

Oh you didn’t know? Yes, when you’re in New York if you go down the garment district (aka fashion ave) and you look down you will see a fashion avenue walk of fame featuring luminaries you know, and some you may not. Liz Claiborne will be posthumously added to the Walk and Diane von Furstenberg gets a star as well. Both of these names were long in coming but they’ve arrived on seventh ave with great fanfare. In addition, the plaque will feature one of their designs next to their name. If you’re in New York, this is definitely worth a checkout.

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Written By , on April 2, 2008

Diane von Furstenberg

The recent DVF online ads look like so much fun! Yay! Look at us, we’re jumping in heels. We’re wearing Diane and we’re awesome. Don’t you wish you were us? Don’t you wish you could fit into these clothes? Don’t you wish you could afford these clothes? Deep down inside models everywhere are hoping the jump-shots are going to wear thin. Now mind you, the ads are beautifully whimsical, but you can’t help but want to create comic clouds next to the model’s mouths.

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