Posted on September 17, 2012

Check out the images from the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2013 womenswear show at New York Fashion Week, with some of my key notes on colours and influences below.

The exotic worldwide travels of gypsy royalty formed the inspiration behind Diane Von Furstenbergs boho-chic collection. From the searing deserts in Marrakesh to the opulent walls of palaces in Italy, these garments were made for the woman who isn’t afraid for a little adventure, but still has an image to maintain. The colour palette also helped reflect the femininity behind the collection, with earthy tones such as rust, terracotta, burgundy and copper, being lifted with exotic brights such as lime, turquoise, tangerine, lilac, aqua, coral and red. The primary focus was on the loose silhouette with drapes, folds and layering being key. The eastern influence ranged from dresses wrapped around like sari’s and ankle adornments, to embellished tunics worn over loose jaipur style trousers. T-shirts were adorned with pearls, jumpsuits were kept loose and flowing, trousers were slim and covered with shimmer sequins in various bright colours, long, loose and easy to wear coats and blazers coupled with short skirts, and those beautiful and bright swathing gowns.

Just in case you were wondering what on earth the models were sporting in terms of eyewear, DVF has partnered with Google to showcase the abilities of ‘Glass’ – an augmented reality head-mounted display. The glasses consists of a small camera which allows the wearer to film and photograph their viewpoint whilst also interacting with the digital world in a similar way to a smart phone.



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