Runway Report: Diane von Furstenberg

Yesterday night confirmed to the world that Diane von Furstenburg is the kind of woman we all want (actually, need) in our lives. She’s wise, she’s talented, she’s impeccably dressed, her designs haven’t failed a being, and she sure knows how to throw a damn good party. With the audience enthusiastically bopping along to the soundtrack of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Beyonce’s Crazy in Love and Daft Punk’s Get Lucky during the designer’s SS14 show, there wasn’t a single sluggish soul in presence.

As for the fashion? The name of the show, Oasis, permits a little hint. It was partly print-galore, but not the print we’re necessarily used to, with the spotlight shining on halter neck and sheath dresses depicting zebras and lions cruising against an exquisite sunset silhouette, and a digital printed maxi which incorporated elements of blue and red ombre. Exploring the safari elsewhere, Furstenburg showcased zebra printed tunics and slim fitted pants before taking us into the zone of the soundtrack – fist pumping partying – with sleek jumpsuits, bustier-esque crop tops and a dazzling gold mini.

But if your style isn’t one which yelps out busy print, there was plenty more on stake too. Monochrome made an appearance on Seventies styled swing dresses and skirts, as did block colors of popping red, azure blue and crisp white which came with little details such as double shoulder straps.

It’s obvious that variation played a big role in this collection. At one instance we’re surveying a printed maxi with deep slits on both sides of the leg, the next we’d spot a black and white lustrous dress, and then it’ll be golden laser cut shorts – the exact variety we can knowingly expect from Furstenburg, who often voices the importance of empowering the diversity of females.

And, of course, in true Diane von Furstenberg fashion, no looks were completed till your eyes rested upon those to-die-for chunky, wooden platforms or strapped up printed sandals.

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