Thank Diane Von Fürstenberg for being a creative genius in making fashion easy, especially when you wish to nail an everyday chic. Her must-have wardrobe essentials are made to style with ease yet they are never less than boring. Plus, we are more than grateful for her capsule collections, making her high fashion ideas expediently affordable for some of us.
But first, why would DVF or other designers take their shoes off to create works of art for mass consumers? Here’s what you need to know:
A capsule collection is a small set of clothing pieces that are notably timeless in its design and functionality. Most of the time, the collection acts as a one-off marketing opportunity to generate prompt sales. This strategy often involves collaborations between celebrities or fashion designers and retail stores or fashion houses.
A classic example would be H&M’s well-received collaborations with renowned fashion houses such as Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant, Balmain, and the highly anticipated partnership with Kenzo that is expected to hit the stores this November.
Diane Von Fürstenberg has also collaborated with some of our favourite online retailers like Matchesfashion.com and Net-a-Porter, creating trend-savvy workaday ensembles at affordable prices. Known for her eccentricity accented in the most practical of uniforms, Diane’s ready-to-wear and capsule collections consist of fun prints and statement hues in graceful silhouettes that imbue femininity and elegance.
Consider these DVF signatures as part of your wardrobe staple, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to look fabulously stylish on a day-to-day basis.
Possibly Diane Von Fürstenberg’s holy grail of all of her creations is the iconic jersey wrap dress, which accumulated fashion’s regal fans including Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama – and we can see why. DVF’s interpretation of the frock features long sleeves that follow an appropriate knee-length hem. Its stretchable material and a front-tie wrap conveniently accentuate the waistline whilst creating the illusion of a slimmer torso.
DVF takes bold and chic to a whole new sartorial level with statement prints and loud colours. Whether it’s on a dress, matching top and pants, or the brand’s lavish scarves and shoes, each apparel is topped off with the designer’s head-turning patterns that is readily striking for a fun night out as it is subdued to be worn to the office.
Large totes and crossbody bags
Trust DVF to create fashion that is effortlessly on point yet practical, which spans across both of her apparel collections and accessories line. Like most of us, she favours the convenience of large totes and crossbody bags, ideally befitting the lifestyle of a modern-day woman.