Runway Report: DVF SS16

With a collection that “celebrated truth, nature and freedom” and a model line-up that included the biggest names in the business, Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring/summer offering was quite the fun, flirtatious affair.

Symmetrical handkerchief prints in saccharine sweet tones were the stand-out – a trend that will undoubtedly influence the masses next summer. Relaxed chiffon numbers were in abundance, to satisfy even the most feminine of dressers, from a white embroidered shirt-dress to a layered, wrap-around maxi-dress that had a subtle Grecian feel. For those looking to paint the town red as the temperature soars, chiffon was also used on a hot fuchsia kaftan and a vivid golden yellow one-shouldered dress. Fringing was a reoccurring theme, seen in candy colours and decorating oversized pockets on city shorts, safari jackets and a boxy tote bag.

The show provided the accessory selection du jour too – with bohemian shoulder bags complete with lashings of leather fringe, to an outing for the Secret Agent bag, a miniature satchel in exquisite tan ostrich leather.

The beauty, created by Pat McGrath, provided a go-to look for s/s 16 also, with smoky eyes seen in peacock blues and greens, finished off with a shimmering nude lip. Seventies curls, complete with tropical hued flowers to one side added to the glam yet free-spirited theme, a look that’s sure to continue from city to city this season.

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