I think I’ve told this story on Purse Blog before, but I’ll be brief: ever since Diane Von Furstenberg was mean to Toccara, the plus-sized model on one of the first seasons of America’s Next Top Model, she gives me a frownie-face. But since she’s actually fairly influential and makes some interesting things, we’re going to talk about her (somewhat crazy) collection anyway. You want pics? We’ve got them, after the jump.
So, this is basically what she did. 40 separate looks of THIS. And it was something to watch, I’ll give her that. Her collection was called Nomad, and apparently to DVF, “nomad” means “wear all my clothes at once so I don’t need a suitcase when I travel.” It reminds me of that episode of Friends where Joey is pretending to be Chandler, and he comes running in wearing layer upon layer of random stuff, and exclaims, “Hey everybody, I’m Chandler! Could I BE wearing any more clothes?!?!” Ok, enough with the jokes. Some people will disagree, but I don’t find this particularly interesting. If you’re going to layer in an editorial way, give me different textures, different ideas – not just a bunch of sweaters. Sure, some of them have a pattern or two. So I guess that’s different. And stab me in the face, I hate the hats. And I had to look at them for the entire show.
But I’ll stop complaining and say some nice things, because parts of her collection were actually kind of cool. Somehow, she has managed to convince me that I need leopard-print tights. I’m not sure how she accomplished this, but she did, and now I’m wondering what the price point will be on these when they hit stores. DVF isn’t overly high in price, so they’ll probably be within reach. They might even start a trend.
And this dress, for instance. It’s really cute, and it might have a subtle animal print to it, if my eyes aren’t playing tricks on me. The shape is nice, and I think most women don’t realize that brown can be quite a flattering color against a lot of skintones. It’d be great with a sweater and some chunky boots as next fall creeps in.