New York Fashion Week S/S 2013: Diane von Furstenberg mixes things up with past, present and future

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We love Diane von Furstenberg for her daring and outrageous print dresses, and her ability to make a wrap dress fashionable. The eccentric designer never fails to outdo herself and it seems that her wild imagination knows no limits. But this week at New York Fashion Week, it seems the former princess has embraced her softer side.

Sure, the signature clashing prints were still there and ranged from black and white to pastels to neon hues. Billowing dresses were layered over palazzo pants, with navy being paired with tangerine, and black with salmon.

At times the collection seemed to be a throwback to the 70s, with micro dresses in brown, mint and orange mixing things up a bit. Next came the futuristic metallics, with arguably one of the best looks of the show being a neon yellow, high-waisted textured skirt, paired with a metallic silver embellished tank. We can certainly imagine sipping cocktails in this ensemble, while a vivid orange maxi dress complete with a tough metallic collar would be perfect for a garden soiree.

The collection seemed to jump so easily between casual to glam to tough that it’s easy to see why von Furstenberg describes the glamour of a DVF girl as being “a rebel princess who dresses up, but at the same time can’t wait to sneak out and go clubbing.”

There was a touch of colour-blocking too, this time with pastels, so don’t pack away your solid hued pieces just yet. And our favourite look of the show? A one shoulder, lime floor-length gown complete with a delicate tie that accentuated a slim waist- what more could we want?