Yvan Mispelaere as the designer's new wingman would change the look of the collection. During New York Fashion Week, his collection for DVF Spring 2011 wasn't necessarily more European, but there was a noticeable new polish. Signature DVF, but magnified which is prints were more major, and colors simultaneously bolder and more subtle. Tailoring, however, was the collection's strong suit.
Highlights came in the form of a navy pantsuit shown with a lemon yellow shirt and a sky blue belt; a rust silk blouse matched with turquoise pants and a blush pink belt; a loose-fitting coral top teamed with a violet knee-length skirt. Draping entered the picture via a flowing white caftan slung loosely with a thin gold belt, and sleeveless hooded jumpsuits that wouldn't make bad cover-ups on a sailing trip through the Greek Islands. One came in purple silk, another aswirl with peach, marigold, white, and black. The sense of sophistication carried through to the accessories and styling.