Rendez-vous was the name Diane von Furstenberg gave her Fall show. “It’s about seduction,” she said backstage beforehand, pointing out the close-to-the-body dresses and the soft, oversize coats that covered them. “Glamorous at a moment’s notice,” her program notes elaborated.
Prints, of course, are part of the DVF DNA, and this time around she and Mispelaere decided to give them a surreal spin (we’re sensing a trend). A pair of interlocking hands clasped the shoulder of a body-hugging black dress, while other pieces were decorated with music notes, jigsaw pieces, and chains.
The show may have opened with a black wool jersey dress spilling off one shoulder, but more often than not it was about bold, sophisticated color combinations: a pearly pink long-sleeve top tucked into a bordeaux pencil skirt, the whole look bisected by a wide red leather belt; or a chartreuse bouclé coat over a yellow top and raspberry pants.