Diane Von Furstenburg's spring 2013 fashion show at Lincoln Center always looks like a celebration of the entire fashion industry. She is top dog at the CFDA, working hard to promote designers big and small.
Her multiple decades of success teaches all of us a lesson about branding, design and business.
While knowing that her printed wrap dress is a modern fashion icon, she doesn't feel the need to be stuck on it forever. This current collection shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week acknowledged the past by showing variations of the future. The wrap skirt gave way to wrap details in skirts or redirected wrap-like necklines in dresses. Graphic prints were still very important, but so were bold palettes of color blocking and symmetrical patterns.
Accessories were equally important. Handbags were color blocked in the same colors as the clothing. Shapes ranged from structured carryalls to round, oval or odd shaped clutches. The most innovative accessory this fashion week were the Google glasses many of the models and designer wore. In a twist on those of us in the photographer's pit, the models and designer were filming us from the other side of the runway. To watch the Google Glass Fashion documentary, click here.
Vive la DVF!
Photos by David TW Leung