Diane von Furstenberg is one of the most formidable names in fashion. The woman behind the iconic wrap dress, which catapulted her to fame in the 1970s, DVF, and her creations have long since been a symbol of sartorial power for women across the world. She is now turning her creative mind to interior design once again, in a collaboration with H&M Home, for a collection bringing DVF‘s most iconic fashion prints to the world of interior.
The collection is expected to grace the world in 2021 and is sure to see a vibrant display of DVF’s vast creative prints and expressive color palettes. Many home accessories including cushions, blankets, candles, and vases will be available in the collaboration, with each piece offering a sense of the famed designer’s personality and exquisite style.
“I’m thrilled to be collaborating with H&M Home, especially since I have such a passion for interiors,” says the Belgium fashion designer. “The home is both a relaxing and empowering place where you can really ‘own’ a look or feel. With this collaboration, I want people to take charge of their home decor. The only rule I have is that your home should reflect who you are. The main point is to create a space that you’re incredibly comfortable in and is a true expression of your personality,” she added.
Recognized as one of the most powerful women in the world, von Furstenberg is known for her exceptional taste when it comes to both fashion and interior design. Her upcoming collaboration with international retailer H&M is not the first time the acclaimed fashion designer has looked to the home realm. DVF’s name is synonymous with vibrant patterns, and like many of the creations of her eponymous fashion label, the designer’s previous DVF homeware collections have been nothing short of masterful.
“Designing for the home has much in common with fashion. Both clothes and home decoration are ways of projecting yourself. Both need to be practical,” the 73-year-old once told Elle Decor. “An interior has to be inviting, reassuring, happy, and pleasant, but most important, it should be comfortable.”
As one of the most respected individuals in fashion, DVF is responsible for some of the most iconic and timeless fashion trends of all time. In addition to her fashion icon status, von Furstenberg is committed to inspiring confidence in women throughout the world. “To inspire confidence is the best gift you can give anybody. This has become my flag. To give women confidence is what I would like to be remembered for…” says the designer. A woman who has given so much more to the world than just her incredible designs, with global influence and importance in more than just the fashion world, there is much to learn from the powerhouse.
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At the age of 73, von Furstenberg has said she is now in “the third act of her life.” After years of phenomenal achievements and international recognition, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2005 and later holding the position of Chairwoman at the CFDA from 2006 to 2019, von Furstenberg has dedicated much of her time to inspiring and empowering women around her. Earlier this year, von Furstenberg was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion D’Honneur by the president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, in recognition of the designer having sold over 15 million wrap dresses as well as raising US $100 million for the Statue of Liberty Museum.
A constant champion for women around the world, von Furstenberg has been the figure behind several inspiring initiatives. She has played a significant role in the conception of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and the DVF Awards; an annual awards ceremony, which von Furstenberg founded with her husband, Barry Diller, and one that honors women who have displayed exceptional leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to their causes. Each year, five honorees are given an award, with two DVF Awards, the People’s Voice Award, the Inspiration Award, and the Lifetime Leadership Award. Previous recipients of the DVF Awards include model Iman, the late, great US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, singers Katy Perry and Alicia Keys, and American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.