Runway Report: Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2015

Diane von Furstenburg’s Fall 2015 collection was rightly named “Seduction” as she celebrated a woman “who by day commands her world and by night she inspires fantasy”. And while the clothes were certainly more provocative than we’re used to seeing from the icon, the balance supplied by structured and sleek daywear separates combined with low-cut necklines and open back gowns seduced all of us in the audience.

In this particular journey of a dress, DVF proved that a woman can look sexy and powerful when drawing inspiration from both the women and men in their lives. For example, tuxedos were manipulated into a peek-a-boo lace clad romper with matching smoking jacket, a cobalt blue power suit, and pin-stripes displayed themselves in chiffon/silk georgette dresses and high-waisted trousers perfect for both the office or cocktails. As beautiful as the wovens were we also fell in love with the hand knitted pieces this season but none better displayed than when shown in her signature wrap-dress. And while the queen of prints displayed her signature lips and polka-dots, there was a new confetti print that took center stage, layered throughout the collection (a mink coat, envelope clutches, tweed blouses) which will certainly be a new go-to in the DVF print arsenal.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for OliviaPalermo.com. She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m