Saturday, 15 December 2012

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2013

For all DvF-aficionados as I'am,  I'd like to introduce you Pre-Fall 2013 by Diane von Furstenberg. Anyone who might have sauntered down London’s Carnaby Street back in the late sixties when Mick Jagger was in the throes of a feted romance with Marianne Faithfull would have likely caught sight of girls stepping in and out of Biba and Mary Quant donning billowing, printed Ossie Clark dresses. And it’s to that halcyon memory, with its post-hippie bohemia and touch of psychedelia, that Diane von Furstenberg’s pre-fall collection pays homage.

Enjoy my editorial for my American Partners Mosnar Communications 'Diane von Furstenberg for evian', with the release of the latest limited edition bottle by Diane von Furstenberg for evian reflecting a playful celebration of life and featuring a nod to the designer's iconic mantra with "Water is Life is Love is Life is Water", gracing the bottle in her distinct handwriting. Love, Andrea 

But while there were feminine peasant tops, caftan dresses, and optic-print shifts in abundance, those classic seventies pieces were kept in check with a careful balance of streamlined suiting: a nod, says von Furstenberg, to the days of Oscar Wilde and ostentatious literary dandies twirling canes and sauntering down Savile Row. “I like the English sensibility for a couple of reasons,” says the designer. “It’s very textile-oriented and it’s quirky I like a bit of humor.” Cue her signature curling lip motif on the Flirty Mini Crossbody bag, slung over the shoulder of an abbreviated short suit with a monochromatic poet’s blouse peeking out. But in true DVF style, nothing got so deep into nostalgia that you’d forget the time and place; boxy jackets with accents of leather and ankle-grazing pants in a graphic collage of suede and leather made sure of that. As did the digitalized tweed print that graced softer, more feminine silhouettes, like a plunging jumpsuit and lace-sleeved day dress. Although the wrap dress had been set aside (despite coming into existence around 1974), there were plenty of kaleidoscopic-printed Glasmarys. “Can’t you see the hot body already? You don’t need to have one, the dress creates it!” she insists. It was a subtle reference to a familiar time but updated for her modern coterie of devotees. After all, says von Furstenberg, “we’re supposed to be the friends in your closet the pieces you go for whether for a personal event or business.”

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

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Photos: Courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg 

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