In a sun-soaked studio in Manhattan, the girls du jour gathered for the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2015 show. From Allison Williams, the star of hit show Girls, on the front row to Kendal Jenner making her New York Fashion Week runway debut, glitz and glamour were in full effect. This was quite fitting, considering the fact that von Furstenberg’s starting-off point for spring was the pizzazz of the French Riviera. “As the sun sparkles on the Cote d’Azur, she rises in a gingham wrap with a flirty chiffon skirt, a ruffle catching the breeze behind her,” read the show notes.
Von Furstenberg’s shimmering holiday-inspired vision translated sartorially into a crescendo of bra tops over full skirts, painterly florals, and jersey pique suits punctuated by graphic bags. Standout moments included a sultry Isabeli Fontana in a black-and-white, toile-embellished party dress with white gingham sandals and Candice Swanepoel in a navy-and-white striped knit pique jacket and pencil skirt with poplin bra top.
Notably, none of von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dresses could be found on today’s runway. And we wonder if this has anything to do with the debut of the brand’s new Artistic Director, Michael Hurtz, who was previously at Bally. Whatever the reason, the scope of freshness in today’s collection was as rejuvenating as a week spent relaxing under the French Riviera sunshine.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree