Here at Fashion Weekly we are firm believers in staying innovative in order to stay relevant. We have no problem saying goodbye to tradition to welcome new trends and experiences. Which is why the presentation of Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection has left us really excited for what’s ahead in terms of fashion shows.
Unlike a traditional catwalk show, this was more an entire experience where some of the world’s biggest models—Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn to name a few—danced to disco music in the new season frocks as the designer clapped along and occasionally was persuaded to join them.
Von Furstenberg said the ready-to-wear collection, titled Love Power, is all about the movement of dancing and having fun with clothing. “I try to make friends for a woman’s closet,” she said.
True to the designer’s aesthetics, the collection features an abundance of print and colour, with a 70’s disco vibe. Layering the clashing prints, various textures and earthy tones add interest to the preppy styles.
Key looks that stand out from the Fall Collection are the slip dresses, a gold sequin long wrap dress, layered vests over bow-front blouses, tweed and leather midi skirts and an array of printed silk pieces.
Continuing with the changes to Fashion Week, the savvy business woman is offering a capsule collection of pieces from the showcase for immediate sale on DVF.com.
Many designers are getting on board the ‘see-now-buy-now’ phenomenon, as the focus of Fashion Week shifts to a more consumer-driven event.
Words: Frances van Eeden