Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 Collection

Posted on September 23, 2012

If it’s as true in fashion as it is in entertainment, then you’ve gotta have a gimmick, and DVF came up with a great one by having many of her models sport the nascent Google Glass eyewear pieces. It gave the entire show a feeling of “We’re living in the future,” which worked quite well juxtaposed with forms and prints the designer took as inspiration from everywhere from Marrakesh to Jaipur. The colors are bright and modern, the silhouettes are flattering (of course) and the prints and patterns speak to a multi-culti, globe-spanning aesthetic that speaks to the information age and how the world is getting smaller through the use of technology.




[Photo Credit: GoRunway]

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  • Those prints and colours are absolutely fabulous, I kinda want a lime popsicle now though 😉

  • I love the colors but I’m not sure I’m digging the actual clothes, at least not on the first glance.

    • lizajane1776

       Exactly. There were three that I liked & would wear. All that volume in the bottom half? Not if you already have it there.
      But the simpler, more graphic designs were great, just never on me.

  • The Google Glass video that resulted from the glasses (including the ones that DVF was wearing pre-show) is really fun.  I loved the moment where she taped her father’s antique coin into the bottom of her shoe for luck — which she clearly didn’t need given the strength of this collection.

    • I loved that! She always strikes me as a very smart, modern and down to earth woman. I find her interviews really interesting.

      •  Her motto embodies her — “be the woman you want to be.”  Words to live by!

        • H3ff

          I always find that motto a bit…obvious, no? Who else would a woman be?

          The Google Glasses do look fabulously futuristic.

  • Pupioso

    Not a big fan of some of the color combos. I like the style of them though. I’ve never really liked the turquoise/orange/ red  combo. 

    • 3boysful

       I know what you mean, altho I like several here.  Not, however, the SHINY turquoise cropped pants!

  • quiltrx

    This is a really fun collection!  The clothes look comfortable, and they’re attention-getting without going over into ridiculous territory.  I like that the cultural touches are familiar and recognizable without being literal.

  • If I was a woman and rich, I would dress in nothing but DVF. Love her, always. 

  • Love every square inch of this collection; it is brilliant.

  • The colors and prints are really lovely, and a few absolutely gorgeous pieces. However, that jacket (second row right side) that makes the model look like she has giant skin flaps should be burned. Or at least the nude color changed to something else. I actually recoiled from the screen.

  • kmk05

    Beautiful to look at, but there’s so much shininess everywhere 🙁

  • I don’t like the clothes per se, but I love DvF for making them. Truly futuristic.

    I feel like we should invent an escuse for wearing this.

  • marilyn

    Other than her use of color, I don’t see anything innovative.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty, love the use of color. The clothes all look easy and comfortable.

  • If the first jumpsuit was a strapless dress, I would of already shown up at DVF headquarters, and demand they hand it over. LOVE the motif and colors.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am astonished how much I like the “puzzle piece” suit  on the left of the third row. Less than 20% of this could I wear (no matter how much I might like), but the remainder is so very good that, as usual, I wish my clothing budget were more generous.

  • Kinda liking the polka dots in the 2nd row, although admittedly I have a documented weakness for them in just about anything.

  • I’m a huge DVF fan, and this is no exception.  Love the puzzle piece effect, love the bright colors – a win for me!

  • The models look very happy to be there, unlike may other shows where they look utterly miserable. I wonder if that’s a result of show directing or they just really like the clothes.

  • aristida_girl

    I love it, super chic, and the cyborg thing with the glasses is so fun…go DVF, still rockin’ it…

  • Sarah Thomas

    21st century digital girls. 

  • DeTrop

    Love this collection. Love most things DVF.  Is it Spring yet?

  • AuntieAnonny

    Cute ideas, weak collection, I’m sure the RTW items will be much better.

  • Joey Melliza


  • Gods be good! SMILES! Smiles on the catwalk! 
    Though I have to admit, once that first cheeky smirk caught my eye I spend all my time scanning for more smiles and didn’t really notice any of the clothes. Maybe they do distract.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    NO LOVE.  The first few looks were interesting but my hatred grew as I scrolled down.  The shiny fabric looks cheap.  I smell Anya in here as well.  The clothes looks comfortable but if tiny models look large in these voluminous clothes, can you imagine the rest of us in something that springs from this idea?  Finally, the long, U shaped neck looks odd and takes away from prettier aspects of the designs.   I just can’t get behind this collection at all. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    I j’adore an awful lot of it.

  • Aly Light

    I Ell-Yew-Vee LUV  this collection.

  • Qitkat

    Love her color and prints story. And conversely everything in white. Love rows 1 & 2 except for far right row 2. Rows 6 & 7 far right are about the only things I would wear right now though. Though less shiny, or sternum baring. She has always been someone I yearned to wear.
    But the left one in row 5 is hideous and unflattering. WTF DVF?

  • bitterk

    There are a few great pieces – the black/white/blue jumpsuit, the shift dress in the third row, the sarongs.  Unfortunately, there is a lot not to like as well.  The glittery teals and blouse-y jackets for starters

  • Sex and the City 2, much?? Seen it. 😐

  • I wonder if they’d look as good on non-models, but these looks are extremely flattering and chic.