The title of this post sums up my impression of Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2010 collection. I can only hope DVF drops the boho-chic direction her classic label has gone in over the past few seasons. It's fine to have hippie clothes and ethnic-inspired accessories for a season, maybe even two. However, it's quite another thing to make fashionistas scratch their heads in utter wonder at just what the heck is going on at the house Diane built.
There were a few individual looks I found quite appealing. As always, DVF is a master at knowing exactly how to flatter a woman's body, and I mean any woman. The sheer black dress pictured above is just exquisite. Another piece, DVF's iconic wrap dress done in a bold pink ethnic print, makes for a fun spring outfit, but the accessories seem like a hodge-podge of everything we've seen over the past couple of seasons. Frankly, I'm kind of done with it. I wish DVF were as well.
Don't think I've forgotten about the bags. Oh no, that would be impossible to do. The bags are, to put it mildly, not the best I've seen from DVF. In fact, I'm pretty certain this is her worst bag line since she began including them in her runway collections. The horrid 'Stephanie' hobo is back (of course) and uglier than ever. Now the exterior isn't just silver or gold. Nope, the onslaught on our eyes has broadened to include the entire color spectrum. I kid you not. The rest of the bags that made an appearance look like home ec. assignments. Ghastly! The only bright spot is a grey/black 'Marlene' clutch, and I don't even like that design very much. I guess I'm just grasping at straws hoping to find some redeeming piece in this collection. When that piece is one that only manages to illicit lukewarm feelings from this handbag lover, there really is no saving the rest of the bunch. Better luck next time, Diane. I still love you to pieces.