The Wrap Queen
Fall is rapidly approaching and new trends begin to emerge on the runways. Diane Von Furstenerg was part of an elite group of important fashion designers at the New York Fashion Week held this month. Her runway collection featured colorful prints that included mixtures of flowers, vines, polka dots, and abstract patterns. I predict that prints will be a strong fashion trend in stores this fall. Prints are an easy way to transition from summer to fall weather. The clothing is warmer than tank tops and sun dresses while keeping a summer airy look but covering more skin. Kendall Jenner was chosen opened the show wearing a simple white wrap dress with a black belt. The look was elegant, timeless, and stunning as she walked with confidence and showed off her inner Diane.
CNN explains that Diane is "Most famous for the often duplicated wrap-dress style she introduced in the 1970's"(NPR). This wrap dress is timeless because it was designed over 40 years ago and is still relevant and popular today. The Wrap is timeless because it looks good on all body types and can be dressed up and down depending on the situation and accessories. The design is simple but it can still be interesting with different prints, colors, and lengths. Diane explains, "It's a dress that was practical and pretty and sexy"(NPR). Many celebrities including Kate Middleton, Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr, Kim Karadasian, Mitchell Obama and Eva Longoria have worn the wrap dress. The early design of the wrap dress was made of a causal jersey material. It was not an expensive dress but had a unique pattern and interesting cut. Not much has changed with the design today other then material and print.
Diane sums up her 2015 Fall collection from fashion week with an inspiring message. "This show is called Fortuna," Diane says. "It's a celebration of beauty. It's a celebration of nature. It's a celebration of freedom, but it's also a celebration of individuality”(DVF) Her uplifting attitude inspired me to wear what I want. I feel more confident to express myself through my clothes and feel a freedom to mix and match different fabrics and prints. She inspires me not only in a style sense but also to be an independent and strong woman. During an interview she revealed that she influenced one of her models to face her fears and not let them overpower her. Diane tells the reporter that later she showed her arm that now had a tattoo on it of that idea. She was inspired to be herself, show her inner beauty and let her individuality shine. Diane is a positive thinker that inspires beauty and empowerment of women through her fashion. She wants everyone to leave her show feeling free and ready to take on the world.
Backstage at NYC Fashion Week: Diane Von Furstenberg - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2015. (CNN)
"40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well." NPR. NPR, 24 Oct. 2014. Web. 25 Sept. 2015. (NPR)
"Diane Von Furstenberg Talks New York Fashion Week Show, Gigi Hadid and Lily Aldridge Gush Over the Designer-Watch! on House of DVF." E! Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2015. (DVF)