Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2016 Collection

Although still being in the process of building a new team, Diane von Furstenberg’s mind never stops being a hotbed of ideas in the process of creating and telling new stories. For each collection the designer tells a new story, and so does she with the Diane von Furstenberg pre-fall 2016 collection. Its name? ‘Palazzo’!

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2016 Collection

The story stars with a very suggestive line of opening looks, which makes it really possible for us to picture the scenario: “Imagine a very elegant, chic men’s shop”. The settings are those of the Grand Palazzos of Rome and Florence, but from time to time the chapters take us all the way down to Naples, where one of Palazzo’s main protagonist lives: the Italian 101-year-old bespoke tie-maker, E. Marinella.

Currently owned by Maurizio Marinella since 1999, E. Marinella is probably the most famous necktie-making luxury company in the world, with its ties worn by both politicians such as former US president Bill Clinton, and royalties such as Prince Albert of Monaco and King Juan Carlos. Palazzo combines thus architectural cuts with Marinella’s mannish lines and patterned silks, making it possible for each single piece of the collection to ‘feel like a scarf’. The line-up features Marinella’s traditional foulard prints and color palette, wherein navy blue, deep green and orange create dynamic patterns made of geometric shapes and color-blocking motifs.

The spectrum of inspiration for the Diane von Furstenberg pre-fall 2016 collection also spans from cowgirl pieces to wearable urban-chic items, wherein sleek fabrics and different leather materials allow the designer to eclectically experiment with fashion. Interestingly, however, she chose to pair everything with a pair of chunky ankle boots because, as Furstenberg herself stated, “I said, No pumps. Everything is worn with a bootie. They’re cooler.” Whether they are made of black suede leather, python or come adorned with metallic heels (resembling those of the Dior f/w 2015 line-up), DVF’s chunky boots really are the collection’s key piece, helping it achieve its iconic architectonic feel.

Entitled Palazzo, the collection naturally features palazzo and bell-bottom pants, whether they are long-length pants or have been cropped anywhere below the calf or above the ankle. Although wearing such cropped pants may not be the best idea if you are aiming at making your figure look more slender, DVF’s skilled craftsmanship made it somehow possible for each outfit to look 100% balanced, meaning that proportions have been evaluated accurately. That’s why the line-up features a myriad of silky cropped shirts, delicate V-necklines and oversized cardigans and sweaters, the materials, symmetrical cuts and fluid lines of which make the silhouette look more feminine and relaxed.

Palazzo’s creativity is, however, best expressed when it comes to the dresses, as it seems to never stop playing with different cuts and patterns. Although each one of the patterns and cuts follow a geometric common theme, the items couldn’t be more diverse. The DVF pre-fall 2016 collection has it all; from oversized shirtdresses to boho chic draped long dresses, from drop-waist A-line dresses to more ethereal designs. Each one of these items features a different graphic pattern enhanced with color-blocking techniques that greatly complement the collection’s dynamicity.

Last but not least, DVF also has room for romanticism, which the designer exercised to design an elegant sheer black dress and some delicate bolero jackets, quirky baseball jackets and double-breasted coats.

Photos courtesy of Vogue

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