Photos by Walter Grio. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 New York. Text by Jennnifer Field.
Kimono sleeves, striking large floral patterns, and more structured variations on Diane von Furstenberg’s signature wrap dress reveal Far East influences, while jumpsuits and a stunning, coral-colored, off-the-shoulder sheath carry forward the 1970s origins of her designs. Structured, slim-fitting suits and sashes tied around slouchy trousers and flowing skirts create flattering silhouettes. Especially notable is the combination of mineral tones spanning ocher, coral, and lapis hues—a palette that nods to earthen origins yet appears bold and modern. The range of colors, patterns, and textures in this season’s collection offers a remarkable variety without departing from von Furstenberg’s creative roots.