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You'd be forgiven for thinking the Diane Von Furstenberg show for Autumn / Winter was a retrospective of the designer's key looks from the early days. With a strong 1970s vibe, the look was glam rock with a splash of bohemia and plenty of nods to the kind of fashion statements that made it through the doors of DVF's old New York haunt, Studio 54.

A pouting Cara Delevingne opened the show in a long-sleeved midi dress that would set the silhouette for the rest of the show's dresses. They came in shades of red and pink, safari brown and blue, with nipped in waists and voluminous peasant sleeves that gathered in a deep cuff at the wrist.

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The snappy trouser suit also made an appearance, with slim trousers, killer heels and tux jackets in hot pink. Other trouser looks included a leopard print jumpsuit with crocodile textured jacket and handbag, and a pair of slouchy red velvet pants with a matching tunic top.

A leaf/feather motif with a slight deco feel made up prints, trims and borders, but there were fewer of the graphic prints and tropical sheer that Diane Von Furstenberg often delivers for Summer. Instead the emphasis was more in texture - fur over metallic leather, chiffon sleeves on a heavier dress and chunky, heavy obi belts cinching soft fabrics at the waist.

When it came to accessories, Mick Jagger-style scarves topped coats and skinny trousers, while bags were big and slouchy in either printed fabrics or fringed suede.

See the whole collection by starting the video below...