Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Diane von Furstenberg

February 5th, 2007

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  An extremely wearable collection of dresses and playfully elegant looks in simple shapes.  Key trends included: colorblocking, high-waisted looks, sweaterjackets, ruffles, bows (on blouses and dresses), and dots.

Color Palette: Black and red dominated the collection, along with grey and turquoise.

Silhouettes:  Dresses, dresses, dresses.  Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dresses were accompanied by sweaterdresses, tent dresses, kimono sleeved dresses, and bubble dresses.  Both big over small and small over big silhouettes were seen on the runway.  Loose, breezy jackets accompanied more form fitting dresses.

Accessories Report:  Pure elegance–heels with a high vamp, wrist-length gloves, long chain necklaces with jewels, and the oversized bag. 

What’s Wearable:  Sleeved dresses help camoflauge heavy upper arms, and Diane von Furstenberg’s signature wrap dresses perfectly complement curvy women.  We like the emphasis on print–both the dots and the black and white lacelike prints.  Though they might not be warm enough for Fall, we like the sweaterjacket and dress combination for Spring.

What’s Not Wearable:
The coat with horizonal ruffles, though shown in black, still manages to visually widen the torso. Big over big silhouettes work on the runway–but not on real people.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. eBeautyDaily - The Beauty&hellip  |  February 6th, 2007 at 7:41 am

    [...] Diane Von Furstenberg is, for me anyway, the highlight for Monday (the show was actually Sunday, but just got the images yesterday). Her clothes are timeless and wearable by everyone. There is no one that doesn’t look amazing in a DVF wrap dress. No one. In this clip below there is a bit with Fredrick Fekkai talking about the hair, and with the makeup artist for the show (Matthew Nagaro) who is talking about the focus on the eyebrows and the deep cherry red lip color that all the models are wearing. Good stuff. Don’t miss Omiru’s post about the DVF show as well - they pull out the good stuff and make it nice and easy to see what we all can focus on. [...]

  • 2. Mimi  |  February 8th, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    I just love Diane Von Furstenberg. Her clothes are wearable and flattering on both size -0 models, and real women! Her style has always been very classic yet a little daring. Love it!

  • 3. Trisha  |  February 8th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    We’re all over DVF too…we’ll likely feature a number of pieces from her collection on the shopping blog :)

  • 4. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:20 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

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