Diane von Furstenberg never disappoints; every season we expect greatness, and every season, without fail, greatness is what we get. For Spring, DVF and creative director Yvan Mispelaere were inspired by Africa, showing us gorgeous monochromatic separates, funky, romantic prints, and the brand's signature tailored elegance in a collection titled "Beginnings." "It's about light and what light can do and how light changes everything," said von Furstenberg. "I did something I've never done before — I started with white." A refreshing cotton white wrap dress with a full skirt kicked off the energetic show, leading into a beautiful arrangement of color and prints. As the collection progressed, von Furstenberg and Mispelaere highlighted tailored button-up blouses, trousers, and Bermuda shorts in clean, solid hues. Then came the prints; vibrant and eye catching as oversized floral and ikat motifs bounced off asymmetric dresses and trousers. Always one to mix things up, von Furstenberg and Mispelaere injected a little bit of the mod '60s into the collection via beaded shift dresses and beehive updos. Read more highlights below, then check out the runway show video.
Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012