Diane von Furstenberg Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 New York
Diane von Furstenberg chose as her muse for her Spring/Summer 2016 collection the Roman goddess Fortuna. She who represents luck, fortune, and fate. Truth be told that could also easily be a description of von Furstenberg herself. After all, she has spent a lifetime creating her own happiness, prosperity, and destiny.
The models on the runway certainly looked like the designer in her heady 70s incarnation. Each one sporting mounds of fluffy curls, flowers in their hair, some retro blue eye shadow, and just a hint of a coy smile tickling their lips.
The clothing too had an upbeat and festive energy to it. The vibrant hot pinks, marigold yellows, lilacs, and shimmering golds gave the ensembles a steamy hot house sensuality. A notion accentuated by pleated Grecian chiffon gowns topped off with strips of python or those covered in gold embroidered butterflies.
If some of the mash up of multiple vibrantly-colored small motif silk printed dresses felt a tad too busy for most, they were smartly offset with more muted, but no less alluring, looks. A white tweed pantsuit and gold lace floor-skimming dress come immediately to mind.
For fans of the brand, this collection felt very much in keeping with the positive, girl power ethos of the house. And just like the muse who inspired the show, it will be hard for buyers not to fall under its spell.