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Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2011

0 Comments 25 February 2011

There’s no question that Diane von Furstenberg is a legend and an icon in the fashion industry. It’s no mystery why her influence has persisted over the decades – her designs reflect feminine strength without foregoing beauty and figure flattery. Her ready to wear collection for Fall 2011 showed Ms. Von Furstenberg’s strength as a designer and her latest direction in design. She opened and closed the show with her famous wrap designs, which were modified to look new and fresh.

Favorites include a bold wrap dress in a large, black and white graphic print that gives a nod to 80s workplace fashion without being a parody.

A black, belted jumpsuit featured netting down the front, for a daring look – something you might imagine its designer wearing at Studio 54 back in the day. A black and white belted jumpsuit in a smaller version of the dress graphic had a fluid, easy look that was both smart and fresh.

Her bright red blouson-top drop waist dress was both comfortable looking and daring, both in its color and its deep, plunging neckline.

Finally, a brilliant blue floor-length wrap dress in a fabric with a shiny, liquid drape to it featured generous kimono-style sleeves and tons of sophistication.

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