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Sari spices up fashion week in a skirt

New York, Sept. 14: Diane von Furstenberg whisked her audience around the world in 45 outfits for her spring/summer collection at the New York Fashion Week yesterday.

The whistle-stop tour ' which reflected her own jet-set life ' raced through China, India, Africa, the major European cities and the Riviera, with outfits inspired by every stopover.

Taking a bow at the end, with her English co-designer, Nathan Jenden, a graduate of London's Central Saint Martins fashion college, she explained: 'I wanted to celebrate the spirit of woman as a globe-trotting adventuress ' bold, confident and stylish, no matter what the circumstances.'

The collection embraced gypsy skirts made from glittering, Indian sari fabrics in spice tones; magic carpet-motif ponchos, hippy djellabas in bold leaf prints and Mexican-style peasant dresses in bright florals.

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