NYFW: Diane Von Furstenberg pays tribute to September 11 on her SS 2012 runway

After providing bloggers with some very wise words, Diane Von Furstenburg  presented a stunning Affrican-inspired spring/summer 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week. The show began with her signiture wrap dresses in crisp white and sleek black and white prints with hemlines falling distinctly lower, just bellow the knee. What made the collection pop (and what drew Oscar de La Rentra and Valentino) was the mix tribal prints with colour blocking; using colours such as orange and aqua- which are  emerging as key colours for the season. The variations of prints were endless, drawing on what DVF is known for, from retro orange to pale lime prints, to gingham checked shorts.  Peach also featured in the collection, mixed in with soft lilac prints. Nude prints were not forgotten either, given evening wear status with silver sequins.

Another notable mention goes to the accessories from the crystal encrusted heels to over sized clutches, in particular an orange, black and cream envelope clutch.

In a fitting end to the show and as a gesture of remebrance for those who lost their lives on September 11, Diane personally handed out mini US flags.

Photos via DVF.com. Check out the whole gallery here.