Diane von Furstenberg’s granddaughter Talita launches capsule collection

Diane von Furstenberg’s granddaughter Talita von Furstenberg is joining the family business.The 19-year-old, who is the daughter of Prince Alexander von Furstenberg and Alexandra Miller, is a full-time student at America’s prestigious Georgetown Univ…

Diane von Furstenberg’s granddaughter Talita von Furstenberg is joining the family business.

The 19-year-old, who is the daughter of Prince Alexander von Furstenberg and Alexandra Miller, is a full-time student at America’s prestigious Georgetown University.

However, Talita is now making moves to follow in her grandmother’s stylish footsteps and has unveiled a 23-piece line named TVF for DVF for the brand.

“I designed TVF for DVF as a reflection of my personal style – feminine and soft,” she wrote on Instagram. “The entire collection gives off happy, warm, and effortless vibes that make it easy to blend into your own wardrobe. I can’t wait to see how you wear your TVF.”

Talita has been travelling to New York City when she has free time to work on the range with DVF’s chief design officer, Nathan Jenden.

The collection is aimed at a younger audience than the label’s regular consumer, with pieces including floral print dresses, pastel-coloured two-piece ensembles and maxi dresses.

Regarding the collection, Talita explained in an interview with People that she is pleased with the way the clothes seamlessly fit within DVF’s current offerings.

“The DVF women represents a working woman, she’s professional, sexy, looking for effortless clothes that shift from office to evening,” the teenager shared. “The TVF girl sits within a younger, more contemporary demographic. My goal is the TVF customer will develop into the DVF brand as she matures and her needs change. I wanted it to feel like its own independent unit while still complementing and honouring the brand my grandmother has built.”

Talita plans on designing two lines each year; one for spring and one for fall. Items are priced from $128 to $298 (£99 – £230).

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Diane von Furstenberg focused on leaving a lasting legacy

Diane von Furstenberg is now focused on her “third act” and leaving behind a lasting legacy.The Belgian-born fashion designer redefined womenswear with the launch of her iconic wrap dress in 1974, and has gone on to outfit the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow,…

Diane von Furstenberg is now focused on her “third act” and leaving behind a lasting legacy.

The Belgian-born fashion designer redefined womenswear with the launch of her iconic wrap dress in 1974, and has gone on to outfit the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Diane handed over the creative reins of her business to Nathan Jenden earlier this year (18) and she has now spoken about how she wants to use her platform to promote causes close to her heart.

“I don’t want to do another colour palette,” she told The Washington Post. “I’ve had three acts. The first was the American Dream, the young girl coming to New York, the wrap dress, blah, blah, blah. The second: I started over. Now, I’ve been thinking, now is the time for the third act. How do I turn this into a legacy, so the legacy will last after me?”

She has undertaken a number of philanthropic endeavours in recent years, including acting as a director on The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which provides support to non-profit organisations in the area of community building, education, human rights, arts and health, as well as being a board member for Vital Voices, a women’s leadership organisation.

And the fashion star, who will receive the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at the 2018 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on Monday night (04Jun18), has shared how she is determined to inspire the next generation of women in business.

“Now everyone talks about authenticity and honesty. It’s easy for me. I’ve never lied – not about (my business) going up and down. I’ve always shared it,” the 71-year-old insisted. “In the beginning, people said, ‘Who is this princess from Europe who makes inexpensive dresses? Who is this woman?’ My plan was always to be a bit provocative to get attention and be very, very honest.”

Diane, who was once married to Prince Egon von Furstenberg, went on to explain that she is determined to continue finding “fulfilment” in her work. However, the global fashion icon admitted that she is sometimes amazed by her achievements too.

“Ageing is a big deal. I pretend that I think ageing is wonderful. And it is. (Yet), I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I’ve changed.’ I’ve lived so fully. I should be 140,” she laughed.

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