Diane von Furstenberg is all about woman power, and she kept her signature theme going for spring 2014. Karen Elson and Naomi Campbell, supermodels who also happen to be strong women, opened and closed (respectively) the show, and the overall feeling was definitely one of celebration and hope. Maybe it was the music–all of the summer’s hits, including Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which set the tone for the uplifting collection, that Von Furstenberg named ‘Oasis.’
“Be your own oasis…an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty,” she wrote in the show notes.
The collection, and the show itself, certainly had a refreshing dose of joy (see: von Furstenberg’s finale dance down the runway) that is sometimes lacking during NYFW.
There were safari shirts and dresses, bold cobalt and red frocks, zebra prints, and gold, coated leather. The ultimate feminist designer embraced the crop top trend too–showing a few crops-and-skirt combos (one of which featured a cork print). So, there’s no reason to feel like a bad feminist when wearing one.
There was also a ’70s glam feel to the collection. As with Diane Von Furstenberg’s current ad campaign, in which Daria Werbowy is a dead ringer for a young Diane, the label seems to be channeling the designer in her heady Studio 54 days.