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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG F/W 2009

Sharon Feiereisen

Fabulous headgear was back this season at Diane Von Furstenberg. After showing hippie-esque head adornments consisting of leather cords strung with feathers and flowers last season, DVF showed pompom-covered knit hats that were fabulous, if at time distracting from the clothes.

Appropriately titled “Nomad”, the collection was an amalgamation of fabrics, textures, colors, patterns, and silhouettes. However, at times it almost seemed as though there was too much of a clash between the layers of pieces, making it hard to appreciate the details – more a styling misstep than a design one.
 
Stand-outs were pieces that incorporated bold jewelry in the garment like a leopard-print dress with a tooth-like red and ivory neck-tie -– if only it hadn’t been paired with leopard tights, socks, and sandals.

The simpler looks – skinny leather pants, chunky knits, and of course the wrap dresses, also stood-out amidst the more ornate tapestry and camouflage prints, and pom-pom covered capes.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.