NEW YORK — Oh, for the simplicity of nature, with its predictable four-season rotation. Fashion seasons, on the other hand, continue to multiply, leaving designers barely enough time to catch their breath, let alone a vacation — or to worry about industry-wide consistency. With the much-anticipated cruise/resort season about to begin — Dior holds court tomorrow; Chanel on Wednesday — some designers are marching to their own beat. On Monday, Isaac Mizrahi showed his fall couture collection, a tight lineup that swung two ways: grand dame glamorous, and ingenue playful with shades — bright ones — of Mizrahi’s early humor.
Late last week, Diane von Furstenberg presented her holiday lineup, titled “Starry Night.” The collection concludes fall’s ode to the “Working Girl,” one who, according to the designer, has made it to the “top of the chain.” And how does she celebrate this ascent? In girly style, of course, with trompe l’oeil laces, racy shorts and a silk burnout frock decorated appropriately with stars.