The topic of seduction is as much on the public conscious following the release of 50 Shades of Grey as it has ever been, and it also (coincidentally enough) happens to be the focus of Diane von Furstenberg’s collection for Fall/Winter 2015. Seduction is a sensitive subject, which typically places the female in the role of seductee and the male in the role of seducer. But this is 2015, and DVF thought better of conventional gender assignations, deciding to flip the script. This season, women are granted the full power to seduce in looks that are sweet like sugar, but twice as sinful.
The show opened with “It” girl of the moment Kendall Jenner flaunting a peek of décolletage in a lovely, white wrap dress. It was a safe look to deploy at the outset, but things got a little more feisty after DVF’s parade of monochrome starters. Her eye-catching confetti print appeared first on a sweet secretary dress with a striped neck-tie pulled open as if to suggest the start of a tawdry indulgence. The body was covered up and exposed in tightly measured patches of sheer that peeked through knitwear or, in some cases, with fully see-through bodices. Although seduction is the key, there were many looks that were party-worthy and fun, like a sweater featuring multi-colored tufts of fur, a polka-dotted jumpsuit with sheer sleeves, a gorgeous cap-sleeved wrap dress, and a sheer red dress covered in opaque flower appliqués. Amid von Furstenberg’s appealing printed dresses and slim-cut pantsuits were boudoir-appropriate slip dresses and slinky eveningwear that made the most of lace elements. The collection seemed to have a dual message by presenting clothes to wear when seducing and by seducing the consumer into desiring the clothes themselves.
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