Getting To Know Diane von Furstenberg’s Brand New Look
DVF is younger than ever, but she's still got that elegance and zest. Here, we experiment with Jonathan Saunders' debut collection for the house.| March 24, 2017
Keeping house codes means there’s history, but it doesn’t mean you can’t keep the history and evolve at the same time. Such is the story of the new Diane von Furstenberg woman under newly-minted creative director Jonathan Saunders. You still have the floaty, feminine dresses, but the DVF woman is younger than ever. She still has that distinctive elegance and polish, but there’s a twist. Asymmetry, mixed textures and fabrics, a story of colours, silhouettes that flatter and not hide. And yes, still plenty fun. Diane von Furstenberg – both the legendary lady and her brand – have always pursued fun and zest.
For the new season, Saunders introduces a line of ultra-classy yet forward pieces in the form of silky half-and-half dresses, blouses with necks that reveal the neck and collarbone and skirts that cut so high on the thigh. It’s simultaneously sexy and chic. It’s the best kind of refresh.
Above, I styled three key looks: a silky half-and-half dress, a bohemian floral dress, a wide-lapel blouse and a fold-over skirt. I shot the first two looks in Paris, but you’ll be surprised at how well the whole collection fits into our Singapore weather. The pieces are so light and reveal pockets of skin here and there, so there’s no need to break a sweat.
Every look from Saunders’ DVF has so many elements without looking chaotic. Again – the best kind of refresh. Which look is your favourite?