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    Could von Furstenberg be Fashion’s Van Gogh?

    • Jan 17, 2013

    • By:Jacqueline Roman

    Can you smell the organza, chiffon, leather trim, and silk lining in the air? It’s that time of year again—New York Fashion Week is barreling towards us, and the time of euphoric fashion heaven is that much closer. In preparing for the fashion seasons ahead, we can’t help but look back at the reliable and always feminine collection from Diane von Furstenberg, whose Spring 2013 collection will soon make its way out of the closets of the fashionable as the weather changes.

    DVF’s Spring 2013 collection still ignites the aristocrat within us, inspiring us to become a global jetsetter that works by day and attends transatlantic soirees when the sun sets. With a wide array of indulgent fabrics and sophisticated silhouettes, this collection beckons to all fashion enthusiasts. Diane von Furstenberg describes how women who wear one of her Spring 2013 ensembles can “look the sophisticated aristocrat” but “take off the tunic and the layers…to go dancing all night.”

    For those who idolize the timeless wrap dress DVF has become notorious for, the chic new jumpsuits in her spring collection are an absolute must-have. Unique pattern pairings individualize each look. DVF brings leafy designs together with geometric shapes to create an appearance of metropolitan-meets-nature. With a feminine plunging neckline and flattering cinching at the waist, these jumpsuits can be transformed from workday to vineyard wine tasting in a snap.

    Scoop neck tunics and front slit tops also make an appearance, but the beauty of these looks lies in the artful presentation of the unexpected. DVF ensures that women leave a little to the imagination by pairing these low cuts with structured blazers or billowing shawls. In warm shades of burgundy, the daring tops are perfect underneath the bold peach blazer or metallic accented jacket from her collection.

    Just like an art collector would spring for Van Gogh’s Starry Night, any wise fashion connoisseur should jump on the opportunity to get one of DVFs coveted evening gowns. If you’re after a little shimmer, look to the champagne number that combines a sensual pear shape with the formality of pockets and tailored quarter length sleeves. Or perhaps the sleek silver dress that knots at the midsection and has a daring slit starting from mid-thigh would be your gem. If it’s bold color you’re craving, DVF has flowing gowns in shades of mandarin orange and striking jungle green. These remarkable gowns are a necessity for your closet collection.

    When looking back at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 collection, one thing is clear: She is not just a designer, but an artist. Using her many years of experience in the fashion industry, she expertly blends opposing patterns, silhouettes, and colors together we are eager to see what this icon has in store with her upcoming collection. Aristocratic dreamers, now is your chance to dress the part.

    You can shop DVF’s complete collection at www.dvf.com