Call to the wild

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 May, 2008, 12:00am

Diane von Furstenberg The New York-based designer takes a flight of fantasy to exotic shores this summer, with long, loose silhouettes, wraps and kaftans made for swishing in the sea breeze, but which might look equally at home on safari. Bold prints and rich colours mark the designer's nod to the wilds of the jungle, with citrus brights glowing against jungle greens and neutral shades. Graphic prints take their inspiration from nature, and flow in a palette of guava, mango, kiwi and papaya. The collection is one of effortless seduction with ethereal gowns, romantic ruffles, strapless dresses and intricate beading, as well as safari shorts and trouser suits that are resolutely strong in their femininity.