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Diane von Furstenberg Spring Summer 2013

The program notes at the Diane von Furstenberg fashion show read:

"Some faity tales end with a girl marrying the prince… some start there."

The designer’s inspiration this season was that woman - spirited, bohemian and exotic.

In many ways, this collection didn’t venture too far from her roots in fashion - the tagline for the DVF franchise practically speaks about how the DVF girl always travels to exotic places.

Sixties fashion, sportswear-style cuts, as well as invoking some fashion inspiration from far away Marrakesh here and there, kept the collection fresh and diverse.

Billowing silk palazzo pants, pretty summer dresses, jewelled sari drapes, embellished tunics, shorts and harem pants flounced across the catwalk in an air of mystery.

There were also some caftans and wrap dresses in jewelled colours, and narrow trousers. Just as adventurous as her inspiration this season, were the fabulous beaded shoes, decorated with little silver beads.

Pearl studs and vibrant colours were also exhibited on the runway - spice trails juxtaposed with coral and turquoise hues fused together perfectly to create a wonderful collection.

Some of the models were wearing Glass by Google Glass; in fact Diane von Furstenberg took her bow at the end of the show with Google founder, Sergey Brin.

Google Glass is a new technology which allows the wearer to make a digital film of what they’re seeing.