Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012 Review


Photo: Imaxtree

Looks from the DVF Fall 2012 Collection.

SHOW: Diane von Furstenberg (See the full collection.)

THEME: “A rendez-vous is a meeting with suspense and expectation…”

HAIR: Orlando Pita with T3, Phyto, and Beauty.com

MAKEUP: James Kaliardos for MAC

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Diane von Furstenberg focused her efforts this season on after-dark options, which made for a surprisingly sexy collection from the sportswear queen.

Diane von Furstenberg once revealed that her now-iconic wrap dresses were intended to serve a rather naughty purpose: “Well, if you’re trying to slip out without waking a sleeping man, zips are a nightmare,” she's said. “Haven’t you ever tried to creep out of the room unnoticed the following morning? I’ve done that many times.”

Her Fall 2012 collection had much more than her signature wraps, but it all seemed designed for a similar purpose: a seriously sexy rendez-vous.

There were body-con sheaths and slinky blouses and dresses in crepe and jersey that draped languidly across the body. Evening was key here—after all, how many trysts happen before night falls?—with a deep plum sequined strapless dress, scarf-neck halters, lace dresses, and satin blouses. To add another touch of mystery, most looks were finished with above-the-elbow black leather opera gloves.

Of course, von Furstenberg’s sportswear is what really sells, so she didn’t leave her customer lacking there: there were tailored pants and great coats, and a few day dresses in her signature prints. But this season, it was her celebration of all things sensual that really made this collection a standout.