From electric hues to head-turning prints, it’s obvious that the classic neutrals have been replaced this season by DVF

For the Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2019 collection, the designer went for an effortless, fresh aesthetic. “Everything is light, light, light,” Diane von Furstenberg declared. “You could roll it up in your suitcase,” she went on, “and it would come out without wrinkles.”

maxi-length wrap dress in a floral print that they called “the beach to ball gown” because it could go both ways if you swapped out a bikini and flip-flops for high heels. A dragonfly-print shift with a feathered hem. Wispy chiffon dresses with lace insets or smocking at the sleeves. Sleeve treatments were a big story, not just on the frocks, but also on a tailored jumpsuit, which was sliced from the cuffs to the elbows.

“For a woman who wears the trousers.” Or if you like, a mini. Jenden’s muse, other than Von Fustenberg herself, is her 19-year-old granddaughter Talita, who prefers her skirts short. What held it all together aside from that focus on lightness was zesty color and lush prints à la Indochine.