Turning to iconic, even legendary, styles from your extensive archives for inspiration is never a questionable endeavor when you are the house of DVF. For her spring summer 2019 collection the designer has done just that with definitive focus on lives and lifestyles of women today. An enduring champion of empowerment Diane Von Furstenberg’s mantra is omnipresent today and the designer cites her grand daughter Talita von Furstenberg, the companies CEO Sandra Campos and herself as examples of the multi-generational confident, capable and in-charge woman the collection targets.
This ‘pioneer women’ collection, aptly named by chief design officer Nathan Jenden to honor Diane von Furstenberg’s entrepreneurial and feminist foresight, is abbreviated as a result of Jenden’s need for medical leave. Brief indeed, but delightful, feminine, individual and powerful. From frilly petticoats, trench coat and flouncy eyelet dresses, to variations of the wrap dress, the collection is a colorful mélange of captivating prints and patterns layered with a loveliness that is modern, bold and exciting. The collection’s fuchsia and orange halter-neck dress that recalls the verve and energy of the days of studio 54, and a sharp tailored blush peach pants suit rounded out the collection’s gamut from masculine to feminine with the designer’s usual flair. Diane von Furstenberg.