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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2007
Photo Credit: New York Magazine

Key Takeaways: Bold graphics alternate with solids on classic DVF silhouettes.  Diane von Furstenberg’s breezy use of controlled volume created many wearable pieces, which ranged from cocoon shaped dresses and bubble shapes to fitted bandeau tops and narrow skirts.

Color Palette: Black, white, and navy were joined by brights: coral, orange, yellow, spring green, and gold.

Silhouettes:  Diane’s signature wrap dresses and shirtdresses were accompanied by trapeze shapes, shorts, bubble skirts, swing coats, bandeau tops, tops with wide straps, and cocoon silhouettes. 

Accessories Report:
Long earrings that reach below the shoulders and long necklaces that reach to the waist.

What’s Wearable: With Diane’s classic wrapdresses and shirtdresses, you can’t go wrong.

What’s Not Wearable: Exaggerated bubble skirts aren’t for the petite. 

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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler Spring 2007
Photo Credit: New York Magazine

Key Takeaways: 80s inspired looks–power chic with a tough edge.  Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez alternate between light and dark looks, repeating silhouettes between the two.

Color Palette: Black, dark turquoise and green express Proenza Schouler’s dark side, while beige, yellow, pink, and orange round out their light side.

Silhouettes: Silhouettes were either large over small or small over large and included: fitted shirts that hit at mid-thigh, kimono sleeved tops, tops with wide straps, tight bustiers, shorts, and 7/8 sleeved blazers.

Accessories Report: White rimmed sunglasses, belts worn at the natural waist, and heavily laced up sandals adorned the models on the runway.

What’s Wearable: Proenza Schouler’s outerwear–cropped jackets, blazers, and swing coats–was especially fetching.

What’s Not Wearable: Runway models, dressed by a stylist, can pull off pairs of loud prints.  However, these combinations are often best left on the runway.  More specifically, we found some of the bustiers severe, and the jumper with Daisy Duke bottoms won’t do short legs any favors.

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DSquared 2 Halter Dress

DSquared 2 Halter DressCaution: Only wear if you’re ready to have all eyes on you.

$545 at Aloha Rag.

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