New York Fashion Week 2011: Diane von Furstenberg"s bold prints and sleek silhouettes

Bold prints, fine fabrics and sleek silhouettes as Diane von Furstenberg makes her mark at New York fashion week

3:25 PM on 12th September 2011

Lady in red: A model at the Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show yesterday A model presents a creation by Diane Von Furstenberg during the Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York USA, 11 September 2011 East is chic: Sheer fabrics and slinky silks were worked in Oriental prints

Prints charming: Bold, nature-inspired prints featured florals and leaves as motifs, while elsewhere other prints had an Oriental influence

Flowing layers of chiffon were worked in nature-inspired prints White out: A rare print-free outfit in the form of a wrap-tie shirt dress The wrap dress was given an update as a cinched tunic

Fresh: Left, nature-inspired prints on ethereal chiffon; centre and right, the iconic wrap dress shape was given an update as breezy shirtwaister or cinched cobalt tunic

Variety: There was a whimsical feel to the delicate prints and muted palette that contrasted with the bolder graphic prints Fans of the brand expect striking prints from Diane von Furstenberg - and she didn

Accomplished: As has become expected from the New York-based designer, prints were standout

Pretty: Delicate prints in subtle tones at DVF Nature-inspired prints on voluminous skirt and silk chiffon top Feminine twist: Masculine tailoring was softened by the palette of macaron hues

Feminine twist: Silhouettes are always flattering, while far right, even masculine tailoring is softened by the palette of macaron hues

Anna Wintour sits front row at the DVF show last night

Well-received: The audience were rapturous in their praise for the veteran designer”s collection

Appreciative crowd: Diane von Furstenberg takes to the runway with creative director Yvan Mispelaere to thunderous applause

Appreciativecrowd: Diane von Furstenberg and creative director Yvan Mispelaere taketo the runway after the show to thunderous applause and the waving of U.S. flags

Uber-stylist Rachel Zoe arrives at the Diane von Furstenberg show last night Anna Wintour arrives at the Diane von Furstenberg show at NY fashion week yesterday Nicky Hilton at Diane von Furstenberg

Fans in high places: From left, uber-stylist Rachel Zoe, U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and heiress Nicky Hilton attend the Diane von Furstenberg show