Fall 2012: Diane von Furstenberg
Back again with a favorite from this Fall's runways.
Diane von Furstenberg showcases a "hands-on" piece with this fun dress. Somehow, it maintains the chic vibe. I'm guessing it's because of the classic black and white color combo.
The hands featured on this dress add a forbidden and risque feeling to this otherwise conservatively cut piece. It almost reminds me of Schiaparelli and her lobster dress or something to that effect. The element of whimsy but without being too... childish.
And for those of you who don't know who Schiaparelli is, here's a little Wiki action:
Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian designer and also one of Coco Chanel's greatest rivals. If I had to describe her style, it would definitely be whimsical. Back then, people couldn't really understand nor appreciate some of her designs but I found them quite amusing and I think they'd be a real hit with the hipsters of today.
What did you think of this? Cute? Not impressed? Let me know!