Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2014 collection is built around a desert oasis theme. Several of the pieces directly recall African savannah motifs, with prints and hardware of various fauna. The overall forms are classical DvF that have worked since the 70's, and the collection's broad appeal should help keep the defining brand going for another season.
The following press notes provide additional insight into the collection:
“Be your own oasis…an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty.”—Diane von Furstenberg
An island unto herself, she emerges in black and white with pops of red, a mix of quiet calm and joie de vivre. In a corset top and flare skirt, she seeks serenity in contrast. She finds clarity in crisp whites; a relaxed tunic mini dress over a flowing pant, a Safari-inspired linen suit, a Sutra duffle with the iconic golden ring.
She floats in a haze of Chili Red chiffon, with dramatic rope detail that pulls inward, a reminder of the peace to be found within.
A psychedelic zebra print is like a dream, swirling through her mind and across a silk jersey tunic, a flowing pant, a bold minaudière. In sky-high heels, she swaggers on.
A flash of white gives way to neutrals, to vertical python prints with pops of orange and oversized African florals. It’s all about proportion as a sexy cropped corset and flare skirt in cork-printed leather flatter the waist.
Unexpectedly, an oasis of blue appears, a sea of ever deepening shades culminating in a lively burst of Aztec on a body-contouring column silhouette that falls to the desert floor. Lions and zebras roam across the landscape of a chic poster dress. Novel wrap dresses shine in denim with lace and a feminine soutache and tulle.
Evening approaches carrying the promise of an extraordinary sunset. She answers its call in a metallic tunic in laser cut leather; a flowing red gown with specks of gold. An effortless sheath reflects the last of the day’s light as darkness falls in macramé and shadowy folds of chiffon.
Turning inward, she is renewed.