2007 September 9

Diane von Furstenberg - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008

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(NEW YORK) Diane von Furstenberg's collection had no heavy touches; the silhouettes were flowy and flowery. They were pieces that a DVF girl would take on vacation in Palm Beach or Bali. "The signature DVF girl eases up for island living," said the designer. Light kaftans, breezy wraps. Island girls can really rock citrus brights," read DVF's desciption of influences. The colors-mango, kiwi, guava, and papaya-come into bloom on chiffon gowns, while totem beads are scattered across tribal silk jersey. Exotic vacations were on our minds from the first look-a chiffon pirate wrap dress, with gold metallic shoes, a long, colorful necklace, and a pink flower in the model's hair. Perhaps Diane would like to vacation in the African land, as suggested by her references to the culture-Maori cord, organza, and totem dresses. The parachute silk pirate blouse, the accessories-pink flowers in models' hair,floral patterns on dresses, and romantic, long headscarves gave these dresses a more exotic feel. Out of these, a layered, strapless dress in green, orange, white, and yellow worn by Alek Wek really stood out. Polished, monochromatic looks like a white, wide-leg suit and short tunic with gold buttons were appropriate for both a safari trip and a boardroom meeting.