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Diane von Furstenberg shows large handbags for fall 2014 at Tokyo Fashion Week

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New York designer Diane von Furstenberg showed her fall/winter 2014/2015 collection yesterday at Tokyo Fashion Week. The well-loved designer, who is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her iconic wrap dress, showed large, soft handbags on her fall/winter 2014/2015 runway in Tokyo; which signals a move away from the current mini-handbag trend. Diane von Furstenberg paired the large handbags with new versions of her wrap dress; all with a nostalgic, 1970's vibe.

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Diane von Furstenberg's iconic wrap debuted forty years ago at the height of the disco and "Studio 54" era. The wrap dress launched Diane von Furstenberg into being one of the most renowned American designers of all time. With the success of her wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg expanded her designer collection to include more apparel, handbags and shoes. Her handbag collection has also enjoyed popularity over the years making the bags extremely sought-after.

In the past few years, designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, have embraced a trend towards small and mini handbags. Although many designers are staying the course for fall/winter 2014/2015 by offering small and mini handbags, many designers have moved away from tiny bags and are showing medium or large handbags for the upcoming cool weather season. This is the case with Diane von Furstenberg who showed large handbags for fall 2014 made from soft fabrications.

The handbag collection Diane von Furstenberg designed for fall/winter 2014/2015 and showed at Tokyo Fashion Week featured large satchels, totes and clutches. The fabrication was soft and the color palette offered seasonal hues such as plum and brown. The silhouettes on Diane von Furstenberg's handbag runway for fall 2014 were timeless; making the collection one which is sure to attract investment shoppers rather than those seeking the next big trend.

To view photos from Diane von Furstenberg's fall/winter 2014/2015 runway at Tokyo Fashion Week sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, please click on the slideshow associated with this article.