Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fashion Week: DVF

Photo Credit: Imaxtree

What: A departure from her signature prints, DVF opened the show with white sheer separates and color blocking. But she came back to her true roots with lovely prints - some geometric, other times floral - in shiny sheaths and trapeze dresses. It is a lovely collection that's young and fresh.

Take away: While the beginning reminds us of Alexander Wang's SS12 (with the white sheer separates and see-through pockets), the show progressively warms up to color and eventually to bright prints which is signature of DVF. The color-blocking separates remind us of Derek Lam's creations - good mix of palettes and very wearable shapes that's reminiscent of 1980s working girls (and we LOVE those clutches in matching colors!). At the end though, the shiny sheath dresses remind us of the 1960s Jackie O with a bit of a flower-child mixed in. In terms of cohesiveness this collection does seem to span through five decades of fashion with different points of references. But DVF picked all the best point of views within those decades and expand on them, making her collection all the more fresh and modern.

What we love: Her finale - she took her "bow" by handing out American flags to a selected few at the front-row. Very patriotic considering today's the 10th year anniversary of 9/11. In terms of fashion, we pick the very wearable color-blocking separates and a red and white printed jumpsuit just for the fun of it!

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