Jonathan Saunders debut collection for Diane von Furstenberg spring/summer 2017 - Coming Soon!
'How do I feel?' asked Jonathan Saunders as he presented his debut S/S17 collection for DvF in New York on Sunday. 'Happy! I am <so> happy!' The Scottish designer was appointed chief creative office for the iconic brand in May this year, just a few months after closing the doors on his own London-based label. With his fearless use of colour and love of bold print, he was a clever choice: this was proved by the pieces he showed to editors during one-on-one appointments, which were imbued with an unexpected and spirited new sensibility. 'It began with the mission to make desirable clothes that are effortless but imaginative,' he said. 'It's about fluidity, movement, sensuality and spontaneity.' While remaining respectful of Diane von Furstenberg's legacy – yes, the wrap dress is still there – Saunders gave everything a great big jolt of modernity. Wide-legged trousers with a folded-over waists and bright piping, ruffled silk dresses printed with abstract florals, supple suede trench coats with the ease of cardigans, all-over sequinned tops to shrug on like a T-shirt: there was just so much to love. No wonder he's happy; when it hits shop floors, we will be too!
Arriving in store and online February 2017