For our third edition of our “Will it work in Washington?” take on New York Fashion week, we look to the fall 2012 collection of Diane von Furstenberg.


A model presents a creation from the Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week Feb. 12, 2012. (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS)

Designer Diane von Furstenberg and creative director Yvan Mispelaere brought a bouquet of vibrant color to a series of fall collections heavy with dark hues. And while fashion-backward Washingtonians might balk at wearing a lime green top over plum pants, other von Furstenberg ensembles — like this relatively subdued pink pearl jacket and slacks, which get a boost from a lipstick-red turtleneck — could transition nicely from a confirmation hearing to a KenCen concert. Heart-shaped bag conceals multiple BlackBerrys.

Would it work in Washington? Our bet: YES. Cast your vote in the poll below.

TIP: The sexy suede ankle-strap pumps won’t work in the corner office. But definitely don them for an evening out.

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View Photo Gallery: Designers, journalists, models, buyers and socialites have descended upon the city, all for the excitement of seeing the fall 2012 collections.